Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 2 - Desire
Hill tells us in the last paragraph of this chapter "Through some strange
and powerful principle of “mental chemistry” which she has never divulged,
Nature wraps up in the impulse of STRONG DESIRE “that something” which
recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure."
What is this "Mental chemistry" that nature wraps up in the impulse of "STRONG DESIRE"
that something" which accepts no such thing as impossible or failure?
One of the definitions of Mental in the dictionary "is of or relating to the mind; specifically:
of or relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to external
reality" and, one of the definitions of Chemistry is "a strong mutual attraction, attachment, or sympathy".
As we read this chapter we are exposed to example after example of people who changed their
"external reality" to become what they desired their reality to be. Their reality was in their "mind"
and they did not "settle for" what most people seen for them.
They used their Mental Chemistry which is "a strong mutual attraction, attachment, or sympathy",
to change their circumstances, to go after what they wanted, continuing with "that something",
that Strong Desire until their desire became a reality.
It is easy to sit down and write a goal and a desire. The difficult part is to continue in pursuing
that goal and desire when circumstances do not reflect the success of the goal or desire. So how did these people,
who Hill used as examples for us, manage to continue on despite the circumstances they were facing?
Hill gives us the answer when he states "Barnes is a remarkable illustration of the power of a DEFINITE
DESIRE. Barnes won his goal, because he wanted to be a business associate of Mr. Edison, more
than he wanted anything else. He created a plan by which to attain that purpose. But he BURNED ALL
BRIDGES BEHIND HIM. He stood by his DESIRE until it became the dominating obsession of his life—and—finally, a fact."
"It became a dominating obsession of his life". Barnes had "that something" that "mental chemistry"
that would not give up, that would not accept failure, and lived life as if his desire was a reality until it became a reality.
So my question to me is "Do I have "that something" that "mental chemistry" that obsessiveness
with my desire and do I live life as if that desire is a reality and if I do not, why not?
Mental Chemistry - we all have it to whatever degree and we are the only ones that can change and control it.
So how are we using our Mental Chemistry?
Are we like the bear that hibernates in the fall, or the plants that lay dormant until spring when they
are awakened from their sleep and are ready to continue in the pursuits God created them for?
OR, do we just continue to sleep allowing that mental chemistry to remain as it has all our lives
and never awakening to the success for which God created us for?
We all have a choice. Are we taking advantage of the opportunity God gave us to choose?