My life works best when my thought is straight. I think every average Joe understands this simple truth. But today I’d like to take this idea several steps further and consider that all existence, all action, all things spring from our thinking.
Think negative thoughts; we get negative results. One of my deepest beliefs in life is that the good I do equals the good I receive. So I do know that all that I do in life starts first and evolves from thought, from my thinking.
When things start to go bad, I’ve learned to not try to change the things, but to change my thinking. When I do this, when I clarify my thinking, the things in my life change because they were always the result of my thinking anyway. Eliminate the cause and you also eliminate the effect.
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
I go so far as to say that even disease and accidents are the results of our thinking. I see cancer as pockets of negative thought collected and not corrected in the course of our lives. These pockets of rotten thought eat away at us and if not corrected in thought can do great damage. Accidents come when our thought is not protected and held to a high standard.
Want to heal cancer? Heal cancerous thought.
If we stand at the door of thought and usher in only that which is high minded, positive, loving and pure, we will live wise, healthy and noble lives. If we lose control of our thought and do not manage it, but let it manage us, then we fill our lives with depression, danger and disease.
It is our choice.
“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
So if you have aspirations, spend every waking moment aspiring. If you have dreams, dream your dream and hold onto the thoughts that support those dreams. Admit no thoughts contrary to the dream, to the aspiration.
This is not easy. Often we have to bar the door of thought and even nail it shut. World thought, the negativity coming at us every day through the various media, sneaks in the windows and the cracks around the door. It takes a mighty effort to seal these fatal openings shut, but it can be done and we can control our lives by a 24/7 moment-to-moment all-out effort to take a hold of our own thought and keep it on track to better lives.
The work is arduous, but the result is mighty. And the better you get, the easier it becomes.
That’s a promise.
“Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson