Saturday, November 27, 2010

Your Mental Antenna and Concentration

Napoleon Hill discussed mental antennas in "Think and Grow Rich"   Napoleon Hill, in his “Think and Grow Rich”, devoted an entire chapter to the brain as simply an antenna to give and receive information. And if you follow the experiments scientists do on the human brain, you can see how this metaphor applies.

But I’d like to add something to this mix, if I may.

This is from my recent work with an antenna on my roof which gives me my Internet access. The short story is that I had to move it a couple of feet away and after I did, it had to be adjusted. Outside of what turned out to be a bad cable, the technician pointed out that the beam it was trying to tune into was about the size of a pencil – and it came from over 22,300 miles away. This was microwave technology.

Now what made this actually work was the reflector, which concentrated the signal onto a receiver element.

What came to me last night was that this reflector, for the human brain, is your concentration. The more you concentrate on the given data about the problem at hand, the more you are able to focus on the intuitive channel which will give you the answers you need to solve it.

And if you aren’t familiar with Hill’s chapter on this, it’s a good read. (The book is linked above.)

He talks about a Dr. Gates who was able to simply sit in a darkened room and concentrate on a given topic or technical problem. One hand on a light switch, the other with pen in hand and a stack or pad of paper. When the inspiration came, Gates would simply turn on the light and start writing as fast as he could. Sometimes, the flood of data was so great, he took hours just getting it all down.

Sometimes, he made breakthroughs which weren’t in any textbook, completely new theoretical approaches with practical applications. And he was the author of hundreds of patents, per this section.

Your concentration is the reflector which allows you to tune in your reception to that tiny beam of inspiration you need.

Of course, there are other elements, such as being physically relaxed (Jose Silva and Burt Goldman cover this, as do others) and get rid of any distractive thinking with the underlying feelings and desires and fears (using Lester Levenson’s releasing technique, such as Larry Crane points out). You want to be at peace and completely objective about this scenario you are dealing with.

Once you do get into this state, you’ll find that you are almost besieged with unending inspiration for a host of material. Writers and artists find this  easier, simply because the prolific ones simply learn to tap into this at will. Those with “writer’s block” are simply too emotionally involved. They need to relax and release more.

But when you do get this “always on” intuitive insight, it is another reason to keep your concentration going. Sure, you listen to the intuitive urges which tell you what is vital directions – but when you do get this purpose for your life, you want to stay right down that line and focus on solving the little problems which crop up for your solution.

The world doesn’t need you to solve everything for everyone. That might be why there are so many people on this planet – so we all can solve so many things.

The point for you, today, right now – whatever you have your attention on:

  1. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Turn off any external devices as well (phone, TV, computer).
  2. Release any and all thoughts, feelings, desires, and fears about the subject.
  3. Simply concentrate on the known data in this area. Do not work to solve them, just put your attention solely on what is known.
  4. And inspiration will find you.

Of course, this gets better with practice.

Hope you can put this to good use.