Thoughts are but the seeds of future emotions from which in turn flow actions and thus destiny, its eventual fruit. If you wish a happy, fulfilled life, then think constructive, solutions-oriented, positive thoughts. If you want to sabotage yourself and drain your energy then focus on the gloom and doom, see the worst, and dwell on the negative at great length. For thoughts held in mind attract in kind and what you focus on, expands.
Let me be crystal clear: when I urge you to adopt a positive attitude, I’m NOT talking about living in denial. One must acknowledge reality, accept and embrace your emotions, fully process things for feelings buried alive never die. THEN look around, find the sunny side of the street and go hang out there! And remember: you may not be able to fully control the thoughts that come to mind but you can certainly control the thoughts that stay in your mind.
A healthy inner thought life will pay dividends beyond measure: “In your hands will be placed the exact results of your thoughts; Whatever your present environment may be, you will fail, remain, or rise with your thoughts…for as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – James Allen, 1864-1912.
The power of thought is an ancient truth; one quote below is from 19 centuries ago but it is not a passive power. A healthy thought life must be cultivated, the mind must be trained, focused, yes, disciplined with continual effort to fully harness the thought power. The secrets of success lie in plain sight, they just require dedication, intelligent effort, and persistence to come to full fruition.
“The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.” – Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French philosopher
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180, Roman Emperor
“It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.” – Christian Nevell Bovee, 1820-1904
“It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress, it’s your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, ‘Love is Letting Go of Fear’
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier