Don’t Let Anybody Ever Tell You You Can’t!
“A crab loses a claw. He knows he can grow another. So he does.
A man loses an arm. He knows he can’t grow another. So he doesn’t.” Jackie Jordan
I used to see a wonderful man named Aaron Zeligman. Aaron was my guru. He taught me all the Important things in Life, like Love, Energy, Prayer, Metaphysics and the Power of Positive Thinking. Back then, I was living with The Warden, but we weren’t married yet.(Don’t tell her Mom. I think it’s still a sore subject.)
I used to come home from a one-hour visit with Aaron, and The Warden was positive I was high on something other than Life. (Which is silly, because I didn’t exactly lead a Chubby Checkered Life.)
I wasn’t high. I was just aware. It’s amazing how unmindful we can be most of our waking hours.
Aron was an 80-some year-old brilliant, funny Jewish man. His religion was important to him. And it wasn’t.
Arron’s religion was important because he was proud of his Jewish heritage.
His religion wasn’t important because
he was an advanced being who understood that all religions are just different expressions of The One, God.
So one day, I got permission from Aaron to bring The Warden with me and after the session was over, she walked outside Aaron’s house wearing the smile of an Angel and said,
“Everything is beautiful. Aaron is beautiful. You’re beautiful. Everything is beautiful.”
At least, that’s what I think she said. Now, that I’m thinking about it , it may be more like, “What the Hell was that all about?”
One of Aaron’s favorite sayings was:
“What the mind can conceive and you truly believe, this you will achieve.”
Aaron never claimed to have been first person to have penned that quote. He just lived by it.
“Never. Never. Never. Never. Never give up.” Winston Churchill
“Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em.” Winston Cigarettes
“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
has been correctly attributed to one of the earliest pioneers of self-help, Napoleon Hill. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best selling books of all time. He pioneered the idea that
Personal beliefs pay a powerful role in determining personal success.
You are what YOU think YOU are.
But it’s not so much, “You can if you think you can.” It’s more: “You can, if you think, you can.
In other words, just because I think I can be Indiana Jones doesn’t mean I can be him.
Hmmm. Or does it.
You see, “You can if you think you can,” implies you have to believe you can do something to actually achieve it. And I’m telling you, you don’t have to believe something consciously, you just have to accept it subconsciously. But you can use your conscious mind to trick your subconscious into believing anything
And that ol’ subconscious, why it will accept Anything and Everything. It has no choice.
The subconscious accepts Everything. It doesn’t Question.
Unfortunately, that means your subconscious also accepts without question all the negative things you tell it too. And, boy, do we all have 101 negative ways to say we’re not good enough. When in reality, we are. Well, not all of us.
Is it fair to have to sleepwalk through most of our LIves. ? Yup, it makes the Game interesting, because if you’re not a Player, you’ll never win.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts. It is made up of our thoughts. If one speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows one, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the wagon.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts. It is made up of our thoughts. If one speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows one, like a shadow that never leaves. Buddah
That’s why affirmations are so incredibly important and powerful. Whenever you affirm “I am healthy, “ or “I am sick,” I am happy” or “I am sad,” you will be whatever you say you are. Your subconscious mind has no ability to discern what is good for you from what is bad for you.
Can you guess what the single most powerful words in the English language are? It’s: “I am.”
Moses was considered to have been the first person who heard God speak. When he climbed Mt. Sinai he heard God’s voice. I’m not saying he imagined it. Or even that he “heard” it inside his own head.
He heard God’s voice out loud and it freaked him out.
STAN: What is this Sunday school?
HARRIETT: Stan, show some respect.
Moses knew he had to go back down the mountain and report what he heard and who he was talking to, but he insisted on knowing Who or What was talking to him. Moses needed to know because he knew his people would demand to know. So God replied,
“Tell them, ‘I am that I am’ sent you.”
So there was God telling Moses that his name was I am, that I am. It’s was really a metaphysical clue that we are what we say we are.
Your subconscious mind can’t tell lies from truth. Everything it hears, it believes. Whatever you feed it, that’s what will grow. Feed you subconscious mind fear and worry, and you’ll attract fear and worry. Give it a more gracious diet and you’ll have a more gracious life.
Don’t ever let anybody tell you You can’t!
STAN: Goldberg’s right!
HARRIETT: First of all, Stan, his name is Goldenberg. And since he created you, it might be more respectful if you called him Mr. Goldenberg. Or Jack. Anyway, what do you mean he was right?
STAN: He’s right, people should do what they want. And right now I going to do what I want,
HARRIETT: Stan, you’re cruising for trouble. Jack’s all powerful. At least where this blog is concerned.
STAN: I’m going to trick Golberg right here on his own blog.
HARRIET: I don’t think that’s a good idea.
STAN: I don’t care. Wait, I hear him. Quick let’s get outta here.
STAN GRABS HARRIETT’S ARM AND QUICKLY RACES OFF THE BLOG.
Where was I? Oh well, I guess that’s all for today. I have a funny feeling Stan has been up to something, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe I’m just imagining things. (Hah, maybe I’m imagining Stan!)
I ‘d like to thank all the new Readers who’ve been joining 10 Minutes of Brillinace in record numbers lately and I hope you’ll come back the next time I post a blog.
Until then, remember, you are what you think you are and you are what you say you are. So if you want to change your Life, change your thinking.
More on that next blog when I reveal some METAPHYSICAL SECRETS for HOW TO USE YOUR BRIAN. Some of them have been carefully placed around this blog.
STAN: Did you hear that, Harriett? Goldberg said “Brian.” He meant to say “Brain.”
HARRIETT: I think you’ve embarrassed Jack enough today. Say Goodnight, Stan.
STAN: Goodnight, Stan.
HARRIETT: Bye, Readers. See you again soon, Stan.
STAN: Not if I see you first.
Hey Golberg, a most enjoyable blog today. Short, sweet and to the point. The point being that we don’t have to settle for what we are or what other people think we are.
I’m so sorry that I missed Aaron. Seeing that we’ve been friends all our lives, I’m surprised you never told me about him. nI think I missed out on something special. I assume that Aaron is no longer with us. Do you know what became of him? Thanks for a nice read. TTYS, Bernie
Hi, Jack… I enjoy the blog very much! Funny, I just finished a book on the subconscious mind, which covered a lot of what you said in this post. I put the book, and its teachings, aside for a little while, but your blog has inspired me to look and try again. Thanks.
I got up this morning, and reread this blog, got breakfast, thought about what you had written, ect. I’m trying to figure things out for myself. I have been humming a song all week, “Bring It On Home” by Little Big Town.
When your long day is over
And you can barely drag your feet
The weight of the world is on your shoulders
I know what you need
Bring it on home to me
Who is “me” I thought this morning. Who wants my troubles, who will make them better? And then it struck me…..me is him, he is The One, The One is God. I was raised being told that I could, but made to feel that I couldn’t. And you’re right, the feelings are stronger than the words. This is my battle in life. I’m still working on it. Your blog is great, thank you for all it’s thoughts, as well as the dose of faith, and the mention of God. I feel better already.
Also. I’ll take this time to tell you that when you blogged about The I Ching, I bought the book, very cool. Even though people don’t always post a comment, you are still touching lives. Keep up the good work.
I’m in a holding pattern it seems, and I’m waiting to find out how the rest of my life will be going. So if your writing is saying that things will go well if I believe they will, then I have to ask myself what it is that I believe. Truly, truly believe. So I’ve thought about it. I believe that whatever comes my way in life is not by chance. I believe that if I’m struggling, it has a purpose. And I believe, at some point, I’ll be moving on to better days, so that’s good I think. I think the notion of never giving up is to say that good things can’t happen if you’re sitting quietly in the dark doing nothing. But rather you have to get up and get out into the light so that what you seek can find you.
Ahh…..all you need is love…..I like it.
Looking forward to your next blog.
Hi Garry and Jack,
I love the notices that someone has posted a comment, I came back to read what was posted, and happy to see that it was on this blog post by Jack, the one that says…
”Never. Never. Never. Never. Never give up” and “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
I lost my job this week, so thank-you for reminding me.
I’d like also to comment that I think people might worship different Gods by different names, or they, or we, might be all worshiping the same God, and giving him different names, or a something like that or nothing like that. For me I know for sure that someone answers my prayers. I call him God. Maybe that’s not his name, but as along as he continues to answer to it, it doesn’t matter. I don’t really think he cares much what we call him, as long as we call him. I believe him to be pure love, and love is not jealous. Love, loves.