I'm on the second week of the Master Key System. And last week it said to master the body through setting time to meditate for 15 - 30 minutes.

44: Now make the application: Select a room where you can be alone and undisturbed; sit erect, comfortably, but do not lounge; let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour; continue this for three or four days or for a week until you secure full control of your physical being.

45: Many will find this extremely difficult; others will conquer with ease, but it is absolutely essential to secure complete control of the body before you are ready to progress. Next week you will receive instructions for the next step; in the meantime you must have mastered this one

I have done the meditation daily, but I have to almost force myself to meditate. Is that considered mastering the body? In my definition mastering something means doing it with ease. But I may be wrong,(or may be analyzing too much :) )

I'm kind of getting the hint that it refers to putting in concentrated effort. But I want to be doing this correctly and don't want to keep moving on if I haven't 'mastered' the weeks' exercise. Thank you for your time and patience and many blessings!

John S.
Nashville, TN

asked 11 Aug '10, 02:08

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edited 16 Feb '12, 12:55

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Barry Allen ♦♦

The word "mastery" in this context means that you can do it without thinking; it has become natural and automatic.

A guitarist who masters a new song can play the song without effort, and without error. Because he has mastered the song, he can focus on playing the song with his own feeling and character, without worrying about the mechanics.


answered 11 Aug '10, 05:08

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The first week's exercise is to gain complete control over the physical body. If you have managed to sit without any physical movement at all for the allotted time, then you have mastered the first exercise.

Each week will have a different requirement and to get the full benefit from the program, I wouldn't move on until you are sure you have mastered what is required. Some of it takes practice but is well worth it. Good luck:-)


answered 11 Aug '10, 12:35

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Thank you. I'm doing the correspondence email course which sends a lesson a week, but I didn't want to move on unless I knew that what I've done and doing is correct. Of course I want all the benefits and plan on doing this with my whole heart and mind.

(11 Aug '10, 23:30) JohnTN944
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