Week 15 – Knowledge does not apply itself

Guys, this week it struck me — right in the MasterKeys part 15, 36 it says:

“Let the thought dwell on the fact, that knowledge does not apply itself. That our actions are not governed by knowledge but by custom, precent and habit!”

Wow, what a thought! Knowledge and education has always been very important for me. I always considered myself knowledgable. I know a lot of answers to a lot of useful and perhaps also rather unuseful questions, I spend 20+ years in the education system. However, the focus of my education has always been on gaining KNOWLEDGE, being able to answer questions, finding the right solutions. But I never understood sooo deeply that KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT APPLICATION IS NOTHING!
I dont know about you, but to me, this really is big. Why? Let me give you an example. Previously, for me it was all about knowing the answer to a challenge. Numbers always fascinated me, I liked looking at equations, thinking about real world problems, and understanding how to solve them. The funny thing — the more advanced I became in my skills, the less I really cared about the actual solution, but finding the right approach on how to solve them. Finding the right approach always excited me, with the approach discovered, solving the equations I almost considered too trivial.In other words, my education has drilled me to KNOW, to understood but not to DO.But it is not my knowledge that guides my actions, but it is my customs and habits!So what does this really mean?

  1. I already KNOW which actions I need to take to get where I want to go
  2. the lacking application of my knowledge currently hold me back — as it is the key component to getting where I want to go in life (might sound pretty straight forward, but really think about it — do you really apply all your knowledge?)
  3. Reaching the destination in a journey requires many steps. Likewise is success the result of the actions I take and not the knowledge I have accumulated.
  4. Making this my new HABIT will propel me to my goals — and with the MKMMA I have all the tools to do it.

And of course applying this insight, is the first step to change!



6 thoughts on “Week 15 – Knowledge does not apply itself

  1. Thank you for sharing. These thoughts are important:-) As you are saying, everyone concentrating on getting so much knowledge they possibly can, but none really thinks about how to apply that knowledge afterward. We need to use some of it as well, not just collect all the facts, but put it into use, into some kind of creation:-)

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  2. Michael, a bit earlier in the Master Key readings when I read that “knowledge doesn’t apply itself”, I interpreted that to mean that the knowledge of the Laws of the Mind is not sufficient – you have to live in accordance with them. This week, though, I took your approach to the reading and decided he meant, “Get Busy!”. So now I have combined these to mean Get Busy and Live According to the Seven Laws of the Mind! I think we’re saying the same thing and we know we can’t possibly fail. Thanks for your insightful post.

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