NO THOUGHT, whether it be negative or positive, CAN ENTER THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WITHOUT THE AID OF THE PRINCIPLE OF AUTO-SUGGESTION... Stated differently, all sense impressions which are perceived through the five senses, are stopped by the CONSCIOUS thinking mind, and may be either passed on to the subconscious mind, or rejected, at will. The conscious faculty serves, therefore, as an outer-guard to the approach of the subconscious.
Nature has so built man that he has ABSOLUTE CONTROL over the material which reaches his subconscious mind, through his five senses, although this is not meant to be construed as a statement that man always EXERCISES this control. In the great majority of instances, he does NOT exercise it, which explains why so many people go through life in poverty.
Remember, therefore, when reading aloud the statement of your desire (through which you are endeavoring to develop a "wealth consciousness"), that the mere reading of the words is of NO CONSEQUENCE— UNLESS you mix emotion, or feeling with your words. If you repeat a million times the famous Emil Coué formula, "Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better," without mixing emotion and FAITH with your words, you will experience no desirable results. Your subconscious mind recognizes and acts upon ONLY thoughts which have been well-mixed with emotion or feeling.(and Faith)
Napoleon Hill: Think & Grow Rich. Fourth Chapter: Read online at http://www.twinisles.com/shs/tagr/tagr4_1.php
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Second Principle. “Guide your Thoughts” 23
Third Principle. “Emotion Guidance System” 27
Fourth Principle. “ Born to Enjoy Life” 30
Fifth Principle. “Our Inner Man” 33
Sixth Principle. “ Believe you Have Received” 40
Seventh Principle. “Allowing Time” 44
Eighth Principle. “ Visualization “ 49
Ninth Principle. “ Confession “ 53
Tenth Principle. “ A New Way of Thinking” 56
Eleventh Principle. “ There is Enough for Everyone” 60
Twelfth Principle. “ Be an Uplifter “ 66
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We must guide our thoughts to achieve the best outcome
The Bible says: "casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,"2 Corinthians 10:5
The word "captivity" in the Greek text is used for "going to the enemies camp, sizing them and bringing them captive". In every thought that comes to my mind I have the power and duty to analyze if they are convenient or not, if this thought is good or is just waste of time, or worse, can drive me down to harmful things. I must capture them and bring under obedience to the good things God wants in my life.
Many people think they are guided or misguided by their emotions. We heard about "crime of passion", the ones committed under an uncontrollable emotion. We understand that emotions are powerful, but emotions are caused by thoughts, when we let one thought come in and we nurture that thought it will cause emotions and then by continuing that thought we empower the emotion till the point that the emotion grows disproportionately and begin to "control" us.
The first thing we need to do is not to invite or not to let uninvited thoughts dwell in our minds. We control our thoughts and we direct them to where we want to go.
Evaristo Lacerda Living by Design LoA page 23