Most likely it’s far past time to change the locks to the gateway of your mind, to the foyer of your thoughts. In the hurley burley of life, amidst the whirlwind of everyday stress and pressures, it’s easy to lose track of the energy we allow to enter our minds, the impressions and resulting thoughts and emotions that they seed.
And yet the cumulative power of what we allow into our mind is incredible. To quote the Buddha: “As the fletcher whittles and straightens his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” And that is the key: your thoughts WILL wander and stray, taking you to places of doubt, anxiety, apprehension, and fear if you let them, and since energy flows where attention goes, the outcome is not for the best. What consumes your thoughts, directs your life. Change your thoughts, change your world.
Release all thoughts that hurt, that hold you back, that do not serve you or strengthen you. You perhaps cannot yet fully control the thoughts that come to mind, but you can much more easily control the thoughts that stay in mind by redirecting them upward, forward, and onward; repeatedly choosing to walk on the sunny side of the street.
“You are not a helpless victim of your own thoughts, but rather a master of your mind.” – Louise Hay, 1926-1917
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson, b. 1933
“Once you know the power of your thoughts, you will never think another negative thought again.” – Peace Pilgrim, 1908-1981
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.” – Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, 2x United Kingdom Prime Minister
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier