Author Robert Ringer often writes about a power in the universe that can be tapped by humans for their benefit. Ringer claims that the power of thought combined with action produces a kind of telepathy. This telepathy “brings a person in contact with the people, things and circumstances that he needs to accomplish his objectives.” It matters not whether the objectives are professional success, finding love or excelling in a sport or a musical instrument. This force can be used to increase one’s chances of getting what he wants.
Ringer indicates that this power, which he calls the “Cosmic Catalyst,” is more than just physical cause-and-effect, but that it has a metaphysical quality too. He believes that all things in the universe are interconnected, something I have believed instinctively for years, and the power of this connection is energized by action, particularly bold action, which can make the desired results appear in one’s life, sometimes at astonishing speed.
This interconnectedness of all things may be the cause of the amazing coincidences that we all experience from time to time. You lift the receiver to call your son and before you can dial, you hear him saying, “hello, hello?” You then realize that you lifted the phone just as he was calling you, even before the phone had a chance to ring. Has that ever happened to you? It has to me.
This mental power has been described by other authors too, like Claude Bristol who wrote the classic self-help book, “The Magic of Believing.” I believe Bristol called it “the Universal Mind.” Napoleon Hill, author of another classic “Think and Grow Rich” also described it. Hill indicated that the great captains of industry, those who built the oil companies, the steel mills and the great railroads in the 19th century also believed in this force.
Many of us might refer to this power source as God, but the force , like electricity, even works for atheists if they are smart enough to use it. There is an old Zen saying that goes: “When the student is ready, the Master will appear.” I think this saying reflects the use of this power. Along the same lines, Napoleon Hill said, “When you’re ready for a thing, it will make its appearance.”
Are you ready for more money? For a new love? For a home of your own?
Use this force for your own benefit. And may the Force be with you!