As I near the end of this year’s Master Key Experience, I feel like I don’t want it to end. I felt much like that as I neared the end of the Camino de Santiago.
Maybe that’s what keeps me yearning to return to the Camino. Or continuing to study the Master Key!
In Spain I looked around and was struck by the beauty of the eucalyptus forests, the views, the people. And now, by the words of Haanel.
Man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit with a body, and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any permanent satisfaction in anything not spiritual. Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the conditions which we desire, and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. Harmonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply, so that if there appears to be any lack, we should realize that the idea of soul or money is service, and as this thought takes form, channels of supply are opened, and you have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical. Charles Haanel, The Master Key 23:22
Near the end of my pilgrimage, I was conflicted. I was tired of walking and wanting to be done; and at the same time, sad that such a wonderful adventure was soon to be finished. The Master Key Experience is so similar. Yes, I am tired of doing the readings every day, and just want to read something different. Yet these are the best readings ever! Because they are the foundation of the Power of Thought, and of controlling my destiny. And I don’t want that to end!
As we will soon see, the end is not the end. And there are more adventures to come. I will walk more Camino’s, more pilgrimages. And I will continue to study Haanel, Hill, Mandino, Fox, Emerson, Wattles, and the rest.
I found a keychain, which I love, in a market in Finisterre, the end of the world. The engraving says: THE JOURNEY IS THE REWARD / EL CAMINO ES LA META. Haanel echos that sentiment this week:
The forces of life are volatile; they are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are molded into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession. Charles Haanel, The Master Key 23:4
Ultreia! Buen Camino!