The force not magnetic in its nature – Subtle current of thought waves – Thoughts are things – Our thoughts affect ourselves as well as others – Change of appearance following change of occupation – Thought the greatest force in the world – “I can and I will” vs. “I can’t” – Practical instruction not transcendental discourse – The adductive power of thought – Fear thought the root of injurious thinking. What we all Personal Magnetism is the subtle current of thought-waves, or thought-vibrations, projected from the human mind.
Creation of thoughts
Every thought created by our minds is a force of greater or lesser intensity, varying in strength according to the impetus imparted to it at the time of its creation. When we think, we send from us a subtle current, which tables along like a ray often far removed from us by space, a forceful thought will go on its errand charged with a mighty power, and will often bear down the instinctive resistance of the minds of others to outside impressions, whilst a weak thought will be unable to obtain an entrance Trance to the mental castle of another, unless that castle be but poorly guarded.
Repeated thoughts along the same lines sent one after the other, will- often effect – an entrance where a single thought-wave, although much stronger, will be repulsed. It is an exhibition of a physical law in the Psychical world, and exemplifies the old saying about steady dripping wearing away a stone. We are all influenced much more than we are aware by the thoughts of others. I do not mean by their opinions but by their thoughts. A great writer on this subject very truly says: “thoughts are things.” They are things, and most powerful things at that. Unless we understand this fact, we are at the mercy of a mighty force, of whose nature we know nothing, and whose very existences many of us deny.
On the other hand, if we understand the nature and laws governing this wonderful force, we can master it and render it our instrument and assistant. Every thought created by us, weak or strong, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, sends out its vibratory waves, which affect, to a greater or lesser extent all with whom we come in contact, or who may come within the radius of our thought vibrations. Thought waves are like the ripples on a pond caused by the casting in of a pebble, they move in constantly widening circles, radiating from a central point. Of course, if an impulse projects the thought waves forcibly toward a certain object, its force will be felt more strongly at that point. Besides affecting others, our thoughts affect us, not only temporarily, but also permanently.
We are what we think ourselves into being. The biblical statement that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,” is literally correct. We are all creatures of our own mental creating. You know how easy it is to think yourself into a “blue” state of mind, or the reverse, but you do not realized that repeated thought upon a certain line will manifest itself not only in character (which it certainly does), but also in the physical appearance of the thinker. This is a demonstrable fact, and you have but to look around you to realize it. You have noticed how a man’s occupation shows itself in his appearance and general character. What do you suppose occasions this phenomenon? Nothing more or less than that thought. If you’ve have changed your occupation, your general character and appearance kept pace with your changed habits of thought. Your new occupation brought out a new train of thought, and “Thoughts take form in Action.” You may have never taken this view of the matter, but it is true nevertheless, and you may find ample proof of its correctness by merely looking around you.
A man who thinks Energy manifests Energy. The man, who thinks Courage, manifests courage. The man who thinks, “I can and I will,” “gets there”, while the “I can’t” man “gets left.” You know that to be true. Now, what causes the difference? Thought – just plain thought. But why? – Just because it cannot help itself. Action follows as the natural result of vigorous thinking. You think in earnest, and action does the rest. Thought is the greatest thing in the world. You may say that this is no new thing to you – that you know all about “making up your mind,” and all that sort of thing, long ago. Then why did you not put it into practice and make something of yourself? I will tell you the trouble. You thought “I Can’t” instead of “I Can.
Before I conclude, I wish to direct your attention to one other very important thing about thought, and that is the Adductive Power of Thought. Pay attention to this; please as it is of the highest importance. Avoiding all attempts at a scientific explanation, and keeping away from technical terms, I will state the matter concisely thus: Thoughts attract like thoughts; the good thought attracts other good thoughts; the bad thought, the bad; thought of strength, likewise; thoughts of discouragement and doubt follow the rule, and so on through the entire gamut of thoughts. Your thought attracts to it the corresponding thought of others and increases your stock of that particular kind of thought. Do you see the point? Think Fear thoughts, and you draw to yourself all the Fear thought in that neighborhood. The harder you think it, the greater supply of undesirable thought flocks to you. Think “I am Fearless,” and all the courageous thought force within your radius will move towards you, and will aid you. Try it. That is, try the latter. Don’t think Fear thought. Fear and Hate are the parents of all the vile thoughts.
I urge you now, with all the earnestness of which I am capable, to tear out those wile seeds – Fear and Hate. Tear them out by the roots. They spoil the whole garden and breed a host of other weeds, such as Worry, Doubt, Timidity, Lack of Self Respect, Jealousy, Spite, Malice, Envy, Slander and Morbid Ideas. I am not trying to preach you a sermon, but I know that these vile thoughts are hindering your progress, and you will realize it, too, if you will stop to thinking for a moment. Open the blinds, and let the pure sunshine of Bright, Cheerful and Happy thoughts pour in, and the microbes of Doubt and Despair and Failure will leave, and seek more congenial quarters. If you were my dearest friend, and I knew that this message would be my last on earth, I would shout to you, as loud as my vocal organs would permit: “Let Go of Fear and Hate Thoughts.” If you want to know how to get rid of negative thoughts, please visit us here.