If a person simply mouths affirmations or writes goals out, without havingtouched the deep bedrock of their long-term conditioning, such activities willnot have much effect. This is because the dominant vibration has notchanged. You cannot go against what yourself-image, and your predominantconditioning, say you are.Thought is where it all begins. As your conscious mind dwells habitually onthoughts of a certain quality, these become firmly imbedded within thesubconscious mind. They become the dominant vibration. This dominantvibration sets up a resonance with other similar vibrations and draws theminto your life. This is easier to understand if you consider that from themetaphysical view, the whole universe IS MIND.Hence, to draw what you wish into your life, you should begin with the mind,and make it your primary focus. Most people do things the other way around,and come up with practical techniques to generate their desires, and then goout and try them. However, when these methods are not in tune with your dominant vibration, then you will have great difficulty making the desiredresults come to pass. You will also feel most uncomfortable if they do. Youhave trained your mind in a certain way, you have set the thermostat at acertain level, and now you are trying to exceed the limits you have set uponyourself by sheer force.The trap most people fall into is that they condition their future withexpectations from their past. It's like driving with your eyes fixed on the rear view mirror the whole time. You cannot see where you are going because youare too busy looking back on past history.Is it any wonder that, for most people, the future DOES closely resemble thepast?!The problem is that, by focusing continually on what you have become as aresult of past conditioning, you guarantee that you draw this same dominantvibration into the future. This is also why your desired future can seem so far away from you. It is vibrating at an alien frequency and hence, in a real sense,it IS very far away.