Throughout our lives, we have all kinds of good intentions but all too often we don’t achieve what we originally intended, so let us look at why this occurs.
“Intention is the command … Verbalization is not the intention. The intention is the carrier wave which takes the verbalization along with it.” (Ability 270)
So, what affects the carrier wave of a really great intention? How does it fail?
The secret lies in what kind of postulate is hidden behind the intention.
As we see in Axioms 1 and 2:
- “Life is basically a Static. … It has the ability to postulate and to perceive.”
- “The Static is capable of considerations, postulates, and opinions.”
Good postulates backed by sound intention produce excellent products and success.
But unfortunately, we fill our lives with all sorts of negative and counterproductive considerations which lead to self-doubt, and non-survival thoughts such as “This is hard” or “I can’t do this” and all sorts of “Maybe’s”.
These are destructive postulates which immediately affect the carrier wave of your Intention and thus stop your own control of your own products and destiny.
“Another aspect of the ability to play a game is the willingness to win and the willingness to lose. An individual has to be willing to be cause or willing to be an effect.
As far as games are concerned this is reduced to a willingness to win and a willingness to lose. People become afraid of defeat and afraid of failure.
The entire anatomy of failure is only that one’s postulates or intentions are reversed in action.
For instance, one intends to strike a wall and strikes it. That is a ‘win’. One intends not to strike a wall and doesn’t strike it. That is again a ‘win’. One intends not to strike a wall and strikes it. That is a ‘lose’. One intends to strike a wall and can’t strike it. This is again a ‘lose’.”
From PAB 88 – 12/06/1956 – The CONDITIONS of AUDITING
Counter or negative postulates are just as powerful as any honest, pure theta postulate and will produce, just as certainly, a negative, unwanted product at the end of the cycle,
So, the secret lies in the following:
“It will be seen in this as well as other things that the most significant therapy there is, is changing the mind. All things are as one considers they are and in no other way.” From PAB 88 – 12/06/1956 – The CONDITIONS of AUDITING
So negative postulates lead to negative thoughts. Thus, negative considerations will lead to negative results in one’s life. But they can be so easily remedied by simply deciding that one can find a better way of operating to change a non-survival pattern.
And from PAB 91 – 03/07/1956 – The ANATOMY of FAILURE.
“Now let us consider exactly what a failure is. It is only a failure of postulate. It is the failure of an intention. The intention is one thing; the result of the intention is a reverse. This is a failure.” …
“The failure derives from failing to do what one intended to do. When one does what one intends to do one has a win. When one intends to do one thing and accomplishes something else one has a ‘lose’.” …
“Regret itself is entirely the study of the reversed postulate. One intended to do something good and one did something bad. Similarly it could also happen that one intends to do something bad and accidentally did something good. Either incident would be regretted.” …
“Failure consists exactly of something else happening rather than the intention.” … “The first and foremost lesson taught by failure is that one’s postulate didn’t stick.” …
And as a last thought, also from; PAB 91 – 03/07/1956 – The ANATOMY of FAILURE
“Actually if everything happened which you intended to happen there would be no randomity or interest in life whatsoever.
People shudder back from the idea that their postulates and orders will always be obeyed. They will not always be obeyed and that is what makes the game of life a game; otherwise, it would be one long continuous win, which is a no-game condition.”