The topic for Week 3 in Master Keys is Cause and Effect — Thought is the cause. The experiences we meet are the effect. The key take away from this is if my life is not where I want it to be, my thought isn’t on target.
The key lesson for me to (re)learn this week appears in the Part Three overview: “Eliminate, therefore, any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make them what you would like them to be.”
Ouch. Point taken.
This dovetails with Og’s Scroll 1. “Today I begin a new life. … I form good habits and become their slave.” Why? Because complaining is a habit. It’s not a good habit.
I look to Part Three, Paragraph 17 for how to fix this. “It is our attitude of mind toward life which determines the experiences with which we are to meet if we expect nothing, we shall have nothing; if we demand much, we shall receive the greater portion. The world is harsh only as we fail to assert ourselves. The criticism of the world is bitter only to those who cannot compel room for their ideas. It is fear of this criticism that causes many ideals to fail to see the light of day.”
Portions of paragraphs 22 and 27 provide further instruction. “Mentally concentrate on the object of your desire; when you are concentrating you are impressing the subconscious. … You are simply to say what you desire, not how you are to obtain it.”
I frame my thoughts in positive terms.