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.
That we have the power to think is a constant. The paradigm of the three principles reveals that thought does not just have ‘something’ to do with our experience, but everything to do with it. It shows that thought, coupled with mind and consciousness, is the common denominator of all experience: all sensory experience, all spiritual experience.
Recognizing the totality of the power of thought and its inseparability from all experience creates a paradigm for understanding how human beings function. More accurately, it reveals that there is a pre-existing paradigm of how we function: thought in the moment is the basis of all psychological experience in the moment. We are always going to feel and experience our thinking in the moment because there is no experience that isn’t thought-based. It is an inside-out world, and it always works the same way. This hasn’t been visible to us before as a constant, inescapable principle.
It seems counter-intuitive that our experience is always within this principled logic, but it is. It seems counter-intuitive that the earth is round and we’re spinning in space and travelling around the sun, but it’s true. Sometimes it looks and feels as if our felt psychological experience is coming from, or being caused by our past or future, but it is not. Our experience is only ever created in the moment via the principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought.
When we factor in of our thinking in the moment as the only source of our experience, we regain our psychological balance and freedom. We are all free. But few of us enjoy much of it. We can’t experience our freedom when we believe that something other than thought in the moment is dictating our feeling.
By Keith Blevens, Ph.D. and Valda Monroe