We have all heard this before – we are what we think about most – said in a myriad of ways. This has been known by man probably forever!
Our ancestors, right through history and up to the present, have offered this knowledge. Their various ways of saying this still have the exact same meaning……
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place”
– Lao Tzu
“Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind.”
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford
“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
– Albert Einstein
Our thoughts shape who we are and who we will become – good or not so good.
Many of us either don’t get this or do get it but don’t know how to live by it.
Either way we don’t need to understand how this works for it to be so.
The human mind processes over 50,000 thoughts every day. Some of these thoughts are not conscious and many are repeated thoughts. So it makes sense to cultivate the thinking of good thoughts even if this is harder to do.
Yes it is hard to try to control our thoughts but with a little effort, it can easily become a habit to improve the quality of our thoughts. Thus improve the quality of our life.
An example could be; you look out the window and the clouds are rolling in. You think ‘if it rains tomorrow I will miss my sport game’. You don’t want that to happen, and it might not. But you are worrying it. But you could think ‘if it rains tomorrow I can stay in and paint the kitchen like I have been promising myself for months.’
The world has not changed, but your change in thought has turned negativity into something positive. A conscious shift of paradigm.
We are all guilty of saying or thinking what could happen long before it does happen (or usually doesn’t happen) especially if it is negative. Bad thoughts come so much more easily. This is a well researched fact.
When we become aware of our thoughts, we learn the power of turning off the negative ones and turning on positive thoughts.
A small effort to turn around our thoughts can, in a short time, become a habit.
With practice, we can become very good at ‘hearing’ our thoughts, especially the negative one, and turning them around into something positive.
Every human on planet earth has more power than they have ever realised to influence what goes on with themselves both physically and mentally. When we improve our thoughts, we improve our world.
We cannot change our past – and the past has had a profound impact on how we think today. But we can re programme our thinking habits now and moving forward.
Well accepted research shows our thoughts are things and are real energy. And these thoughts which are real, influence our whole world.
By repeatedly and positively thinking about what we want, we will draw these things into our lives.
By learning to adopt and live by positive practices such as gratitude, kindness, compassion and optimism, we can change our world.
As the ascended master Lao Tzu says………