Week #17 MKMMA–Intuition and Concentration
One of the practices in the MKMMA course is meditation. I have been meditating for many years and find it to be a very powerful tool to develop a healthy mind, body and soul, and also a way to deepen my connection to God. There are many different meditation practices available, so one can always find a practice to suit them. Sitting quietly, sitting quietly and listening to music, chanting, Zen, breath meditation and so many more. I believe if someone takes the time to meditate or one could say go within, incredible results occur for each person. I was very delighted that this practice was a part of the MKMMA course. This week our focus during our meditation was to concentrate on an area of life we wanted to bring into existence.
The meditation practice I have been doing for many years has 5 components to it, The one which in my opinion is very important is the thinking part, called meditative thinking. After calming the being, I sit quietly and think or concentrate on a area of life that I want answers to and listen for the answers. I always have a pad of paper and pen during this part so I can write down what messages I get so I can take them into my life and put them into action.
This week in our study material from Haanel he states; “Intuition usually comes in the Silence: great minds seek solitude frequently; it is here that all the larger problems of life are worked out. For this reason every businessman who can afford it has a private office, where he will not be disturbed; If you cannot afford a private office you can at least find somewhere, where you can be alone a few minutes each day, to train the thought along lines which will enable you to develop that invincible power which is necessary to achieve.” From my perspective a result of meditation and meditative thinking.
Haanel also states; “Intuition arrives at conclusions without the aid of experience or memory. Intuition often solves problems that are beyond the grasp of the reasoning power. Intuition often comes with a suddenness that is starting; it reveals the truth for which we are searching, so directly that it seems to come from a higher power. Intuition can be cultivated and developed; in order to do this it must be recognized and appreciated.”
Haanel states that “Concentration operates by the development of the powers of perception, wisdom, intuition and sagacity. Intuition is superior to reason “because it does not depend upon experience or memory and frequently brings about the solution to our problems by methods concerning which we are in entire ignorance.
Also, he states; “Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.”
I have a new and deep appreciation for the MKMMA course body of knowledge and the practice of meditation. It is truly a multi-dimensional journey within, with incredible access to so much insight and power to realize the power of concentration and intuition, to live a life beyond our dreams.