Og – Week 23


I really liked hearing Mark tell Og’s story. Og Mandino had writing talent, but as many of us, he became a cement Buddha over time. He became an alcoholic and after a divorce, he hit the skids. He then got sober and happened to take a job in sales with W. Clement Stone, who introduces him to New Thought. Revived through the study of the creative application of thought and success principles, he writes The Greatest Salesman in the World, and other books, sharing a philosophy of life that helps millions.

Imagine the mental labor it took Og, who was out of work, broke and in despair, to turn his life around? It wasn’t easy. The Master Key does not get turned once and suddenly change your life without any further effort.


Like Mandino, I’ve had many things in my life I thought were “keys” – a romantic relationship, an attractive appearance, etc., but they couldn’t open all the doors I needed to open. The Master Key experience does. The way Mark, Davine and others have put this course together, covers all the basis. It’s more than just having a positive mental attitude. It’s developing into a “self-directed, authentic self.”

It took me until the very last class to realize that one major item on my DMP isn’t my DMP (definite major purpose). The Master Key keeps opening new doors.


Being an HSP (highly sensitive person), I’ve gone through life with thin skin. The Master Key Experience has offered me this teaching, “When your internal reference point is your spirit, when you are immune to criticism and unfearful of any challenge, you can harness the power of love, and use energy creatively for the experience of affluence and evolution.” How much more inviting is this, than mentally cowering by being afraid of others’ opinions of me?

So now I’m on to the acceptance practice provided in our Week 23 webinar; CARD 1: “Accepting all people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur”. In addition, CARD 2: “Taking responsibillity for my situation and for all those events I see as problems.” (how radical is this?) Also, CARD 3: “I relinquish the need to defend my point of view.” And lastly, CARD 3: “I live this day as if it is my last. I avoid with fury the killers of time. Procrastination I destroy with action.”

Ultimately, Og turned his life from the self-focused existence of an addict to serving humanity through his writing.

Hannal wrote, “…the law of success is service; …we get what we give, and for this reason we should consider it a great privilege to be able to give.”

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