How the three principles were invented
Sydney Banks, a welder from Scotland, “invented” The Three Principles in the 70s. This happened when he was talking to a psycologist and complained about his insecurities. However, the psycologist said to him: “Syd, you aren’t insecure. You just think you are.” This simple statement made Sydney have his first “insight” about the three truths of how our mind really works.
What are The Three Principles?
The Three Principles are made up of mind, consciouseness and thought. Once we have really understood them – and by that I don’t only mean intellectually, we ask ourselves “why hasn’t someone told me this before!?” We often think of life being quite complicated. After all, we have a lot of stress and responsibilities as an adult! However, in truth it’s so much simpler!
Often – if not allways – we think that our life is influenced by outer circumstances. Our job/boss and the people around us influence how we feel and act and there’s nothing we can do against it. We could not be further from the truth! The Three Principles make us aware of the fact that our reality and how we experience it are 100% due to our own thinking. Our reality has nothing whatsoever to do with outer circumstances. As Sydney Banks said: “Thoughts are not reality. Yet it is through thought that our reality is created.”
After getting to know The Three Principles, the real fun starts to begin. It is via insights (a sight within) that our understanding of how life really works deepens and deepens. These moments are what make the experience so much fun! And the best part is that these insights never stop coming! Even people who have been practicing (for want of a better word) these principles for over forty years, have these glorious moments where life throws them another gift.
How The Three Principles can help us: