“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha
“Thoughts are Things.” Prentice Mulford
“What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become.” Adele Basheer
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” Unknown
Monitor your thoughts continuosly
Are they positive or negative?
Interpretations (what meaning are you assigning to what happens to you)
Perspective (pink glasses makes the entire world pink)
Questions (process of exploration and leading)
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Albert Einstein
As a Man Thinketh
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
As the Plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them . . . .Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and bitter fruitage of his own husbandry. . . .
A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth, if no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein; and will continue to produce their kind.
Just as the gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought forces operate in the shaping of his character and destiny. . . .
Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself. . . .
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.
A man will find that as he alters his thoughts towards things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him. … Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in the material conditions of his life.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. . . .
The divinity that shapes our ends is in ourselves. It is our very self. . . . Aii that a man achieves or fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. He remains weak and abject and miserable by refusing to lift up his thoughts. . . .
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make his purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. . . .He should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing hi; thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longing, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.
Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts; you will receive that which you earn; no more, nc less. What ever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your Vision, your Ideal. You will become as small as you controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. . . .
The thoughtless, the ignorant, and the indolent, seeing only the apparent effects of things and not the things themselves, talk of luck, of fortune, and chance. Seeing a man grow rich, they say, “How lucky he is!” Observing another become intellectual, they exclaim, “How highly favored he is!” And nothing the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, “How chance aids him at every turn!” They do not see the trials and failures and struggles which these men have voluntarily encountered in order to gain their experience; have no knowledge of the sacrifices they have exercised, they might overcome the apparently insurmountable and realize the Vision of their heart. They do not know the darkness and the heartaches; they only see the light and joy, and call it “luck”; do not see the long and arduous journey, but only behold the pleasant goal, and call it “good fortune”; do not understand the process, but only perceive the results and call it “chance.”
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the result. Chance is not. “Gifts,” powers, material, intellectual, and spiritual possessions are the fruits of effort; they are thoughts completed, objects accomplished, visions realized.
The Vision that you glorify in your mind, the Ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by. This vou will become. James Allen
1. The law of Cause and Effect : Everything happens for a reason; for every effect there is a specific cause.
(This is the ultimate law; everything you are at this moment in time, is because of all your past thoughts and actions, i.e. cause and effect, in the past.)
2. The law of Belief : Whatever you truly believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.
(This is the law controlling your mind and vision and thus, reality. You are what you believe.)
The 100 Laws of Life by Brian Tracy
Think Big and you’ll live big. You’ll live big in happiness. You’ll live big in accomplish-ment. Big in income. Big in friends. Big in respect… Start now, right now, to discoverhow to make your thinking make magic for you. Start out with this thought of the greatphilosopher Disraeli: “Life is too short to be little…Believe in yourself, believe you can succeed…Go deep into your study of people, and you’ll discover unsuccessful people suffer a mind-deadening thought disease. We call this disease excusitis. Every failure has this disease in its advanced form. And most “average” persons have at least a mild case of it…Just enough sense to stick with something—a chore, task, project, until it’s completed pays off much better than idle intelligence, even if idle intelligence be o genius caliber. “stickabilityis 95 percent of ability. ~ David J. Schwartz
Every thought vibrates, every thought radiates a signal, and every thought attracts a matching signal back. We call that process the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction says: That which is like unto itself is drawn. And so, you might see the powerful Law of Attraction as a sort of Universal Manager that sees to it that all thoughts that match one another line up. – Esther & Jerry Hicks
Self-Confidence by Socrates
Secrets of the Mind
The brain our universe within