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Week 5 – That place…of pleasant associations


I have shared about how much I love my SIT.  So much so, I have become very possessive of that time.

Here I am in Week 5 and Haanel tells me to ‘mentally select a place which has pleasant associations.’  And just like he writes, ‘ At first, you will find yourself thinking of everything under the sun, except the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate.’  True,  I did think of many places BUT they all had ideal aspects.

There weren’t really MANY places, just a couple. The first one was from my childhood.  A room in which my imagination flourished.  I felt very safe and absolutely anything was possible.  Another place is a beautiful park over looking the Hood Canal with the Olympic Mountains in the background.  The last place is very similar but not a park setting.  This one is a scene that smacks you in the face as you follow a curve in the road heading northwest.  As soon as you come out of the turn, your breath escapes your body involuntarily when your eyes focus on the magnificent sight of mountains, water, rocky beach, hundreds of eagles, all framed in majestic evergreen trees.

Exactly my question!  How do I pick one place?  So I sat peacefully, selecting the pieces I wanted in my ‘place which has pleasant associations’, and it is being built.  Wow!  What a place, too!!!  I have felt it’s wonder all day!  Tomorrow the mental picture will get more detail and with every SIT become more complete.  The prize awaits.  For ‘all life and all power is from within’.

Each new discovery is like a gift.  I love presents, who doesn’t?  Truly, every day is a celebration with GIFTS!!!!

I can be what I will to be!!!

I always keep my promises.





Author: MKE_Louise

As I entered adulthood, I realized I was always someone who just followed the flow of the water. When I married my wonderful husband and began a family, I didn't follow the easy flow as much as I began to aspire to create a world in which my children could thrive. My first move was to home school. From my firstborn's first year of school to my youngest's last year of schooling, I was passionate about home education. To date, all have attended collage for at least 2 years. Two have BAs and one has a Master's Degree. Each is very goal oriented and as much as I would like to take credit, I watched something that was already in each of them develop and mature. The credit is the Creator's. Currently, I live in the Pacific Northwest with my wonderful, supportive husband, Steve.

11 thoughts on “Week 5 – That place…of pleasant associations

  1. Isn’t it funny how a few short weeks ago, “Sitting” was not part of our day. Now, it’s most cherished and protected!


  2. I like the thought of building that special place with each “sit” and like you I thought of several,but I really like the thought the place can of pieces of all those places.

    Juneta’s MKE Blog


  3. That was inspiring Louise.


  4. You paint such a beautiful picture with words that I am even seeing in my imagination the places you are painting! thank you for the inspirational post Louise1

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  5. Thank you for your gifts in words.

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  6. I too had a hard time nailing done just one place, but I finally did. My SIT is the best part of my day and I am at almost 30 minutes each day now, so relaxing and peace provoking.

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  7. I love reading your blog and hearing how you have embraced the exercises especially the sits. I love my sits too. My special time for me and to concentrate of my future self.


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