This Mindset Mastery series installment marks the beginning of the third chapter of the revised edition of Think and Grow Rich. In this chapter, Napoleon Hill explores to the topic of faith—visualizing faith, and believing in the possibility of attaining your desires. We start the chapter with a word from Hill on what faith is.
What Is Faith?
Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith merges with thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, such as in the case of prayer, visualization, or meditation.
The Most Powerful Of Emotions
The emotions of faith, love, and sex are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are merged, they have the effect of “coloring” the vibration of thought in such a way that it reaches the subconscious mind instantly; in the subconscious it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence.
You do not need to be a religious person to believe this, either; even the most atheistic of people can admit that there is some part of life which, for lack of better terms and understanding, is best described as the ‘spirit’ of living. Love and faith are psychic; related to the spiritual side of man. Sex is purely biological, and related only to the physical. The mixing, or blending, of these three emotions has the effect of opening a direct line of communication between the finite, thinking mind of man, and Infinite Intelligence.
Faith is so often linked to religion that we tend to think of them as one and them same; but they are not. Faith is a personal belief system defined as a,
“…confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing”
What we can take away from this is that having faith in your own success is not dependent upon a belief in a God or religion. Having the faith to attaint your desires is simply that. It is a matter of confidence to complement all other aspects of your life for ultimate success.
SeanRasmussen.com © 2004 – 2009