It’s really utterly simple. When we have a feeling that doesn’t look like it comes from thought (and we all do, every day) it takes on a life of its own, unnecessarily, in our mind. The life that it takes on is judgement, a busy mind, a distracted mind, maybe even moderate or severe stress….
Sydney Banks taught us that there are constant principles at work in how we psychologically experience life. He taught us that thought and feeling are inseparable.
Sydney Banks was tenacious about the importance of insight in understanding what he was pointing to. Insight is an extremely leveraged way to learn. Because each of us is unique, what we learn through insight is custom designed to be relevant to us.
We lived in California. Sydney was going to be speaking at a 5-day seminar on Salt Spring Island in Canada. Keith and some of his colleagues were driving there to hear Sydney teach. Keith asked me if I wanted to go but I was not at all interested. At that point, I had no idea…
During the last few months, I’ve been asked over and over again to try and explain in a deeper way how all our psychological thinking and processes is derived from what we call mind, consciousness, and thought, these basic three principles. So I’d like to try again.
Keith and I were working with a client and after the session, an interesting phrase came to mind. I made the comment that the client was “short on insight.” We were both struck by the simplicity of the comment. It was descriptive and it brought to mind that we are all sometimes “short on insight.”
All feelings derive and become alive, whether positive or negative, from the Power of Thought. There is a pivotal point in understanding thought that appears to be unimportant, but turns out to be profoundly important: we have the misperception that thought and the feeling of thought can be separated. Actually, it is impossible to separate…
Sydney Banks forced us to take a fresh look at something we had lived with all our lives, our thinking. He showed us the value of understanding thought at a more basic and fundamental level. We began to discover the power and wisdom in realizing the fact that we think.