This weeks’ read resonated a tad more than those prior. Years of studying architecture and working in the real estate field – the analogy was solidly received. “If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful we would be in regard to the plans; how we would study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the best of everything; and yet how careless we are when it comes to building our Mental Home, which is infinitely more important than any physical home, as everything which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which enters into the construction of our Mental Home.” Thank you.
If we allow fear, worry, anxiety – negative thoughts (garbage) in – we end up with mildewed and rotten material taking a hold of our foundation. We end up spending oober amounts of time trying to repair, clean and fix what has already been received and used. Do not allow the garbage to even make it past the edge of the construction site. When this stuff comes at us (gets delivered), sort it, and anything negative should be immediately thrown into the scrap bin. Don’t use substandard material. Be the Quality Assurance Department of your own mind.
When we allow courage, optimism, love for ourselves and others – positive thoughts (grade A material) in – we are able to create a solid foundation, quality construction, pristine rooms, a skylight where more sun can filter through to our soul. This is getting it right the first time round. We do not have to rework or fix anything.
However, even with much due diligence the reality is we are bombarded with so much crap that the odd piece of it may sneak past the QA department. Just because it seems small and inconsequential does not mean it is acceptable. It is still ‘garbage’ (inferior material) we cannot allow in. We must constantly be on guard (recollection of week 2 when we read about our conscious mind being the watchman at the gate of our subconscious).
So not only do we need to make sure quality materials are being used, we must make sure all the sub-standard material is rejected (thrown in the dumpster) and then on a daily basis, clean house. Run through, top to bottom, making sure everything is as it should be.
Once done, we are in a position to open our doors to opportunity and allow others to share in the warmth radiating from our hearth.
Remember to smile loudly!