“Man can build up his mind and make it what he wills. In fact, we are mind-building every hour of our lives, either consciously or unconsciously.”
It is not just my own opinion that a weak mind makes for a weak body and weak decision making skills, or that a strong mind makes for a strong body and strong decision making skills. You can attest to this fact by taking a good look in the mirror and being honest about what you see and what you know about yourself.
Do you have a strong mind? Do you consistently make good decisions over and over? Do you ever procrastinate? Do you do what needs to be done, right here and right now with the utmost of all effort? Do you build up your body as you build up the mind? Do you actively seek out discomfort as a tactic to build discipline?
Or do you choose the easy way? Do you give yourself excuses as to why you cannot do a thing? Do you use lots of “ifs,” “buts,” and “I’m trying,” in your everyday speech? Are you using language of a weak mind or a strong mind? The strong mind sounds something like “I can and I will,” while the weak mind uses phrases like “I can’t,” or “I’m trying.”
The body should be subordinate to the mind. The strong mind makes the body submit to its will, not the body controlling the mind with its desires and hormones.
What Does Building the Mind Mean?
“As above, so below, as below, so above” goes the hermetic principle. Either the mind rules the body or the body rules the mind. You know which one is you. And you can continue being the slave of your moods, passions and animalistic nature as long as you want, and that is all you will ever have.
You cannot be a king or queen without control over your subjects. Your senses of the physical desire to be satisfied the more you give them authority to choose whatever they want. By denying these senses you gain willpower and strengthen your mind’s ability to make sovereign choices with what must happen as a king or queen would. Building the mind requires focus and attention on bending the mind to the will.
How Do We Begin Building the Mind?
An affirmation to use with absolute authority is:
“I am asserting the mastery of my real self.”
You are not your body. You are not even your mind. Your mind is just the home and unit through which divine thought speaks. By asserting mastery of your real self you begin to assert that you are not your body nor the mind and can therefore control the mind as well. Your real self uses the mind as a tool, so building the mind strengthens the connection between mind and body.
How Do We Apply This Concept?
- Do not just repeat the above affirmation like a parrot would. Put thought and therefore emphasis behind it. The feeling is the thing.
- You must affix your mind to the higher self instead of the lower self and draw your inspiration from the unlimited willpower at your disposal.
- Understand and FEEL within that you have access to this willpower, and only must attach the tether of the mind to it. Assert that you are using your willpower whenever you feel weak. Say it, believe it, and act on it.
- Cutting off bad habits is the start, because bad habits are those that keep you on the lower plane. Run in the opposite direction from things that do not allow you to build your mind and learn to attach it to your unlimited source of willpower.
This takes time, work, and relentless effort daily to stay in this zone, but as you conquer each trial, it takes you just another notch up, making it easier every single time to get in touch with the willpower at your disposal. Using the willpower will build the mind and building the mind uses willpower.