“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
The greatest power in the universe is not beyond us. We all carry the seeds of this wonderful tool. It is found in each and every person, planted since birth, latent until utilized to its fullest potential. What is it?
Napoleon Hill, the personal achievement guru, captured the essence of this power within us. Indeed, the only way we can harness it to the maximum extent is through the imagination. Perhaps, this is the same reasoning that prompted Albert Einstein to comment that “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
What is this most powerful tool available only to man? The answer is probably not the first place where you would seek it – the Subconscious Mind.
This is actually in consonance with the biblical teachings which states that “The Kingdom of God is within.”
So much has been said about this power but we know so little about it. Hence, consequently, we see proofs of man’s failure to use this important tool – poverty, war, crimes, substance abuse… to name only a few.
The subconscious mind can and will manifest all your heart’s desire. If you use it well, your goals will all come to pass. The only limitation is the moral consideration of right and wrong. Of course, you don’t want to be in the side of wrong or you will spend the rest of your life undoing the mistakes you have committed.
Now, the bigger question is how do we harness this latent power in the subconscious?
The lives of great men, past and present, offer clues to unlock the subconscious mind’s potentials. Norman Vincent Peale, an author-pastor, has this interesting formula : Prayerize, Picturize, Actualize. Prayer is the first step because you need to discern if what you desire is the right thing for you. If it is, picturize comes next. Scientists like Einstein calls this Imagination. Imagine the end desired and feel its reality. Then finally, it will actualize.
The steps are simple but the obstacles of getting from Picturization to Actualization is gargantuan. Be warned, this is not for the faint of heart. Only the bravest would muster enough courage to see their visions through. But courage is only secondary – the most basic requirement that precedes all else is faith.
By faith, we mean “knowing for certain what we don’t know for sure”. It is the kind of “faith that is dead to doubt, dumb to discouragement and blind to impossibilities.” George Muller confirms this when he says: the beginning of anxiety is the end of faith and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
This is where all the difficulties lie. Faith is a very tall order indeed. In the face of overwhelming odds, it would be hard not to be fazed by the negativity around us or to even hold on to faith.
Perhaps this is the very reason why Jesus cautioned that in order to enter the kingdom of God you need to be like a child – naive, innocent, believes without question. Only childlike belief ( take note, not childish) could bring us to our desired destination and give us all our heart’s desires.
Therefore, a word to the wise – very important thing to keep in mind – – before you attempt to harness the subconscious mind powers start with developing your faith. Faith coupled with imagination and prayer could unlock your greatest potentials hidden in the subconscious mind.
With all the uncertainties surrounding our times, you need this. You need faith. Have faith and you can have it all.