TNT It Rocks the Earth – Claude Bristol Magic of Believing
“A man’s true greatness lies in the consciousness of an honest purpose in life, founded on a just estimate of himself and everything else, on frequent self-examinations, and a steady obedience to the rule which he knows to be right, without troubling himself about what others may think or say, or whether they do or do not do that which he thinks and says and does.” – MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS.
There are thousands, yes, millions of people seeking the secret – the key to health, riches, happiness, contentment and a solution of their problems.
Through the ages many men and women had the secret, used the Power and I am positive you can acquire it too if you’ll think as you read, accept and apply the ideas contained herein.
What do you want? Where are you going?
An Old, Old Story
I repeat an old story:
Down on a levee in Mississippi, two men were dozing – one of them yawned, stretched his arms and sighed:
“Gee, I wish I had a million watermelons.”
The other man said:
“Rastus, if you had a million watermelons, would you give me half of them?”
“Would you give me a quarter of them?”
“No, I wouldn’t give you a quarter of them.”
“Rastus, if you had a million watermelons wouldn’t you give me even ten of them?”
“No, sir! I wouldn’t give you ten of them.”
“Well, wouldn’t you give me one lousy watermelon?” “Say, Sam, I wouldn’t give you even a bite of one if I had a million watermelons.” “Why not, Rastus?”
“Because you’re too lazy to wish for yourself.”
There’s much to be gleaned from that story. You’ll understand as I proceed.
Scoffers Do Not Succeed
I am fully cognizant that some will scoff – there have always been scoffers, but scoffers never succeed. They never get any place in life – simply become envious, while the doer or the person who is moving forward has to jump over or go around them. They have nothing but a nuisance value in life. Some of you may dismiss all of this as you have done before – as you always will – but for those of you who are interested, are still willing to learn, I promise you can learn and make progress for yourself.
I take it there isn’t an intelligent man or woman who isn’t really interested in getting ahead, but I have often wondered if there isn’t a negative quality in most of us which precludes us from really starting.
If You Believe It – It’s So
There’s a saying I thoroughly believe in: “If you believe it, it’s so.” Simply a cryptic statement or digest of what I give you. All the great teachers, Buddha, Confucius, Mohammad, Jesus and many philosophers taught a great fundamental idea. It is found in all religions, cults, creeds and sects.
Everywhere runs the same general theme – the gist of which in my words is – “If you believe it, it’s so.”
I quote from the Bible: “As a man thinketh in his heart – so is he.” “As a man thinketh in his heart – so is he” – if you believe it, it’s so. Note the similarity? Reduce the whole thing to one word “faith.” I have heard many, many people say the day of miracles is past, but never in my life have I heard a thinker, a student or a believer make such a declaration. Surely, the days of Aladdin and his lamp are gone – perhaps they never existed – so with the magic wand, the magic carpet, and all of those things of fairy tale and legend.
Believe In Yourself
When I refer to miracles, I mean those things which can be accomplished through faith. Faith in your belief; Faith in Yourself; Faith in the persons with whom you are associated.
Faith in a Power. Faith in That Something which controls the destinies of everyone – and, if you can get that Faith and dissipate the negative side, nothing in this world can stop you from acquiring what you desire.
While this may sound facetious, there is nothing you can not have if you want it.
Why The Alibis?
All of us are prone to calculate and weigh things, permitting the negative side to creep to the fore, and our thoughts evidence themselves in such remarks as “It can’t be done;” “I’m afraid;” “What will happen if I do it?”
“People won’t understand;” “It isn’t worth the effort;” “I haven’t the time” and similar verbal alibis. If you haven’t expressed these thoughts to yourself, then others have to you, and, through the power of suggestion, you have accepted them as your own conclusions.
This same message has been written and delivered thousands of times. It runs through the Bible; you find it in the great fraternal orders; it led the three wise men; the crusaders carried it; every outstanding character of history has used it; Moses, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Shakespeare, Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Wilson, Benjamin Franklin, Edison, Dr. Steinmetz, Barnum, and thousands of others had a grasp of that something.
The Wise Men Knew
The wise men of all ages, the “medicine men,” religious leaders, great teachers, the yogis, the “healers,” the miracle men – all of them knew this secret. Some worked it one way – some another.
They were just human beings. If they knew and could achieve, so can you.
Halt! Think! Ponder! What made Mussolini?
What is it that Aimee has? Gypsy Smith? Billy Sunday? Belief, Faith – only that, and the ability of a staunch believer to pass it on to the other fellow.
It’s the very keynote of all great religions.
All big things are started by one person, one believer. It makes no difference where they got the idea originally. All great inventions are the outgrowth of the whole scheme – Faith, Faith – belief in yourself, your ideas. All super – salesmen know this – they use the Power – that’s why they are super-salesmen.
Every community drive, every forward movement, everything worthwhile succeeds because some one person has Faith and is able to pass it on and on and on. Think about that – then think about it some more, and think of it again. Meditate over it, and you’ll realize that every word is true.
Don’t Envy: Do
Many envy the man or woman getting ahead, who appears to be a financial success, a power, an influence. Did you ever seek the explanation?
Everything that anyone has ever done constructively has been done from within himself.
Every one of us, if put on the right track, can accomplish what he or she is after by keeping before him or her my own expression: “If you believe, it’s so,” and adopting the old adage: “Where there’s a will there’s a way” In other words, get that will power – that Faith – that Belief working every minute of the day – 24 hours of the day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.
And I promise you if it’s done you will leave people around you in the progress you make as rapidly as high frequency electrical discharges oscillate through the ether.
Stop! Think! Meditate!
Pause and think for a moment. What is organized propaganda?
Nothing more, nothing less than a well developed plan to make you believe. You saw it work in the war days and if you’re wide awake to what is going on around you, you know that it’s being worked in every line of human endeavor today – just as it was worked thousands of years ago and as it always works. If you’re reading the newspaper, listening to the radio and will keep in mind my theme, you will realize that all these speeches of our leaders, our great men coming to us with clock-like regularity are being given with a purpose – to make us believe. Those men know it works.
The Voice Speaks
Mahatma Gandhi upon arriving in England to seek a solution of India’s problems said: “I’m doing this because a voice within me speaks.”
Gandhi referred to “something” from within. Call it a Power, call it something supernatural, call it anything you wish. Some refer to it as the subjective mind. Others call it the subconscious mind. Some instinct. Still others to the impulses coming from within as hunches. Divine messages.
Spiritualists refer to it as a voice from beyond. No matter what it is, it gets results, and now I show you how to acquire it.
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