OK, it’s time to deal with this enthusiasm and feeling thing and get it out of the way. As a white personality, I harbor little of either one. I would even go so far as to dismiss such rubbish as childish and a waste of time. Feelings, Bah Humbug! Save it for Days of Our Lives.
That having been said I look at examples of when things have been accomplished through powers of the mind, and in nearly all cases some type of emotion is attached to the process.
The shaman who conjures the rain to come, a mother praying for her sick child to be well, a student cramming for a test so he/she can graduate, a child hoping for a certain toy for Christmas. All these things carry some form of emotion attached to them.
I look at the purpose of the MKE, which is to accomplish our desires effortlessly through the powers of the mind. What a wonderful, incredible thing! WOW! I think about all the things I would be willing to sacrifice in order to be able to do that. Yet I am being told I don’t have to jump through hoops of fire; just put some feelings into my thought. Oh, please don’t make it that simple.
So, I look at all the whining and sniveling I have been doing about showing a little emotion (whimper). I have decided the thing to do is pretend I am in a play, and simply act out the emotions even if I don’t really feel that way. It has been said that if you want to be a certain way, just act out what you want to be, even if you don’t believe it at the moment.
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.William Shakespeare
I have this vision of waiting in line at a Starbucks and suddenly deciding to act like a Dallas cowboys cheerleader and breaking into a rousing rendition of “Do It Now”. Minus the short skirt and pom-poms. LOL.
Anyway, I am going to take Mark’s advice and put away my childish opinions and just go for it. After all, I’m in it now. Might as well play the game.