He found what he calls his ideal technique for dealing with
confrontations. "When an individual or a small group of people confront you and are angry, or projecting hatred
and insults," McKeon advises, "remain calm. When they insult you, just smile and say
'Thank you' or something similar. This will surprise them. While they are confused, mentally project love, peace, and brotherhood toward them.
The majority of the time this tactic will break the tension and either end the situation,
or allow you to deal with these people in a rational way. This will eliminate the possibility of
"I discovered this method when I was confronted by an individual who was very angry, calling me
vile names and threatening violence," McKeon explained. "I remembered the beneficial statement that 'Negative thoughts and actions will have no influence
over me at any level of the mind.' I decided to try to avoid violence by using positive mental
projection, but first I had to stop his angry advance.
I smiled and said, 'Thank you, that's the nicest thing anyone has said to me today.' This
stopped him in his tracks with a bewildered look on his face. This gave me the few seconds I needed to
mentally project the love, peace and brotherhood towards him."
"The result," McKeon noted, "was that he slowly started to smile and he said, 'You
know, you are okay,' and then he wanted to shake my hand. The potential violent situation was over.
By using the method I have described, violence may be avoided most of the time. I found this
technique to be effective in about 80 percent of these types of confrontations."
McKeon made up his mind that he would use cooperation, rather than confrontation, and it made him a
better policeman. That same attitude will help you gain cooperation and win people's friendship. McKeon
has since retired from the police force, and has been working on additional applications of the
psychorientology techniques for law enforcement.
One other technique he has used involves mental projection at a distance.
McKeon said that he would mentally project to every area of his post each day before he started his
rounds. He would visualize everything peaceful and harmonious.
"After I had been using this technique for a while," he said, "I started to observe
that the residents of my post were beginning to act less fearful, there was much less anxiety present
and the people were happier in general."
"Their attitude toward me changed also," McKeon continued. "They became very friendly
toward me and were always glad to see me. They gave me the nickname of 'Smiley, the happy cop.' This
did wonders for me also. At the end of my day I felt a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction,
I had felt frustrated and depressed."
"I know this method works," McKeon concluded. "I have used it successfully for many
years. At the same time, the surrounding posts had all kinds of problems."
If you have not been through the Silva System, then you might find this a little difficult to accept.
That's normal. But it is nothing new. Napoleon Hill observed it in the superstars nearly a century ago.
And researchers at the Newark College of Engineering documented mental projection in superstar executives
during their 10 year research project.