The Role Of Consciousness And Its Effect On Our Mind

766 WordsJun 17, 20164 Pages
Consciousness is both an effect and a cause: it is the cumulative effect of our thinking, and it is because of our consciousness that we experience life as we do. Not surprisingly, we find a similar view of consciousness in the writings of Judge Thomas Troward, a pillar of New Thought whose teachings influenced Ernest Holmes. Troward taught that when an end is secure in mind, the means to that end is also secure. However, let us not delude ourselves into thinking that because we have something in mind, that we will necessarily have it in hand; nor should we try to ignore the fundamental difference between grasping an idea, and grasping at an object. Although securing a thing in mind is a necessary precursor to securing the experience of it in the world, the mental equivalent is not the physical fact. It is difficult, if not impossible, to recognize a good thing when you see it, if you do not already have in mind the knowledge, belief, image and understanding of what is good for you. Consequently, until we are able to secure our good, mentally, we are not able to embrace, embody, express and experience that good as a fact of our life. Fortunately though, both the end we have in mind, and the means to it, are aspects of one 's consciousness, and by having the end securely in mind we do have the means to that end. This is somewhat similar to the fact that when we know our destination, the necessary means of travel is also known. For instance, if we intend to cross a room, we
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