Mankind are emotional beings. We make our conscious decisions on the basis of feelings and emotions, and back them up with logic. The mind can always find the logical support to justify what the heart has already decided.
However, we are always ready to be distracted by something delightful. This is why entertainment so often captures our attention.
Two relevant lessons from the Master Key System to consider?
Haanel teaches in MKS 17/15: “All mental discovery and attainment are the result of desire plus concentration; desire is the strongest mode of action; the more persistent the desire, the more authoritative the revelation.”
Haanel teaches in MKS 17/19: “The principal necessity is the strengthening of the mind so that it rises superior to the distractions and wayward impulses of instinctive life and thus successfully overcomes in the conflict between the higher and lower self.”
In our journey to becoming a self-directed thinker and manifesting our bliss, this is the reason we need to focus on our DMP in multiple ways/day and constantly energize it with enthusiasm. In a higher state of consciousness, when we concentrate on that burning desire and visualize our ideal as already being our reality, subby supports our decisions with actions that bring that state of being closer. Hallelujah!
However, when our lower-self becomes distracted by the irrelevant, we may enjoy the entertainment of the moment but we are slipping away from Growing into Greatness. We are slipping back into banality, which is not how I choose to exist.
My heart craves the lifestyle of service my better-self naturally exists in. Keep that fire burning. Concentrate.
Peace and prosperity be the journey, as the ripples in my wake continue to radiate.