.... a contradiction here.
When we want something to happen, we are operating out of weak intellect and ego and have little effect and when we don't want something to happen, it makes it happen.
Can Tom provide clarification on this?
Here is a hypothetical: an Ivey league professor who drinks, smokes and follows an unhealthy diet and has heart disease and COPD as a result. In spite of his doctor's warnings he continues down this negative path. He wants to be healthy.
Is he operating at the intellectual level?
Is there any chance he will get what he wants regarding his health under the present posture of things?
Does he have negative thoughts about what may happen to him?
Have those negative thoughts influenced his health in spite of his desire to be healthy?