Potent Power of Persistent Mental Labor
I recently read my blogs that I wrote in 2017 when I first started the Master Key Experience (MKE) course. How refreshing it was to reflect and see how far I have come!
Reading the blogs is a testament of the persistent mental labor that I was encouraged to press on and continue since then. It is a true joy to be able to witness my own growth.
Over the last few weeks, I had to stand up and speak up for myself when I found out that I was not being treated correctly. There are situations in life that are beyond our control in terms of what others do or don’t do that can impact our lives.
In the past, I would either get very upset and frustrated and try to fight for my point, or I would retreat and get into the victim mentality, blaming others or the circumstances.
This recent time it was different because I was able to apply what I have been working on with my inner self to be clear on what my purpose is and to be an observer of myself and the situation from within.
Persistent Mental Labor Pays Off
It is not easy for me to see things objectively and be able to speak clearly if I end up looking at others or the circumstances instead of “looking inward”. I was able to be in tune with my own emotions and thoughts to sort out and see what the situation was clearly without getting all worked up or out of control.
I had to clearly understand what my rights were and what my responsibilities were in that situation. Once I’d figured this out, it was very clear what I needed to do and what were the things that I could let go of and not cling to. It became very evident that these pieces were beyond my control and I was able to release to God and others to take care of.
I am at peace with my situation and I am looking ahead with faith.
I enjoyed reading my blog that was written on December 31, 2017. It is always good to look back and see positive progress. It is presented for you below.
What an amazing learning and growing journey it has been through MKE over the last 5 years! Thank you MKE staff, fellow members, and guides!
My Blog, Week 14, 2017
Week 14: Persistence – Perseverance – Faith
December 31, 2017 estherbae
I have really enjoyed reading the scroll 3 (chapter 10 of Og Mandino’s the Greatest Salesman in the World) this month and have to say goodbye to it soon to move on to the scroll 4.
“I will persist until I succeed.” This scroll was all about “Persistence”.
“Persistence” is what we need to continue this journey of rebuilding our mental house with new blueprint. Indeed, it is one step at a time to make any changes in our life, but it is very powerful step each time when we focus on the goal (purpose). We will persist and will be focused on achieving our goals (purposes).
If we don’t take any step forward, either we are staying on the same spot or falling behind. Whether it is changing our habits or perspectives in life, we need to decide to either move forward or not. We have a choice to make, intentionally.
Over the holidays and break, we were encouraged to watch several movies and I was able to watch “Cool Runnings”, “Door to Door”, and “Wild”. In all these movies, it was evident that they were all determined to achieve their goals of either winning the bobsledding for Olympics, selling the products, or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail despite the limitations, poor conditions and lack of resources and supports. In fact, they didn’t consider these conditions as obstacles or hindrances to cause them to give up but rather challenges to overcome and to work even harder.
This reminded me of the Bible passages, James 1:2-4.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”James 1:2-4
Over the last 14 weeks, we have been working very hard applying what we’ve learned in MKE through webinars, daily readings, practices, mental work, and master minding. It’s been amazing to see the growth that each one of us have experienced and being affirmed by one another. But there’s a lot more to come and it is so exciting to imagine what it will be like at the end of our journey.
As it says in the above-mentioned passages, we will be mature and complete, not lacking anything as we persevere to finish our works.
Also, I believe we can persist and persevere regardless of the price we must pay because of the faith we have in God and ourselves.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”Hebrews 11:1
We can be confident that we will have what we hope for, and we can see, actively picture, who we will become and what we will achieve in the future as if it’s here and now.
We are moving forward with faith one step at a time to persist and persevere to accomplish what we set our mind for.
Let’s do this! Onward for an amazing venture and journey of MKE for you!
You are SUCH an inspiration, Esther! Thank you for showing how the MKE tools help you better deal with challenges as you’ve put them to use in the years after being introduced to them.
Aww, thank you, Shirley, for your encouraging and kind words. Yes, I am forever grateful for the MKE course, the staff, all the fellow guides and the members we’ve met through this journey! What a blessing it has been to learn and grow personally! Nothing like it!
That’s fabulous Esther! Your blog from 5 years ago is just as inspiring today. Great job!
Onward for and amazing adventure! Thank you for your wisdom and friendship.