They say that the world is but a thought of God. However, it is also true that a man is but the product of his thoughts. What the man thinks, he becomes. So we are what we think.
All our religious leaders have emphasized the importance of prayer. A prayer is in fact a thought repeated with fervour that releases the energy within us to achieve what we want.
It is necessary to point out that to surrender to what some call as the ‘predetermined fate’ has practically proved to be surrender to ignorance. To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Our thoughts are unrestricted. They are absolutely free, free to travel and free to influence us – for better or for worse. Let us recognize this fact and harness positive thoughts for our well-being and betterment.
As thought is the most potent force, we need to use this force to make our life meaningful one. Our thoughts are the foundation, the inspiration, the motivating power of our deeds. We create our entire world by the way we think. Thoughts are the causes and conditions are the effects.
People deal too much with the negative. That is wrong. So, why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom.
Though, we are influenced by our surroundings and environment, yet our circumstances and conditions may not be created by the outside world. Because the positive world inside us creates the outside.
Self-awareness comes from the mind, which means soul. Mind is the sum total of the states of consciousness grouped under thought, will and feeling. Besides self-consciousness, we have the power to choose and think.
A man’s mind does not remain inactive. Even when he is bodily inactive, he is all the time active on the thought plane. Therefore, if we observe ourselves, we can easily mould our thoughts.
Every thought, no matter how fleeting, leaves a seed in the mind of the thinker. Small seeds together go to make up a large thought seed and determine one’s general character. Our thoughts affect the whole body. Each thought once generated and sent out becomes independent of the brain and mind and will live upon its intensity.
Every thought we think, every act we perform, creates in us an impression. That impression, like every thing else, is subject to cyclic law and becomes repetitive in our mind. We alone have the choice to create our thoughts and develop the kind of impressions that make our actions more positive.
Right introspection will be required of us to determine what we really desire to effect. Let us choose the thought seeds of right ideas, noble and courageous aspirations that will be received by minds of the same nature.
Every thing in the universe is so much inter-related and inter-dependent that we live in one and another. So by accepting the grand principle of universal brotherhood, we shall be in a position to appreciate what a heavy responsibility is ever ours to think right. Let us reflect and send loving and helpful thoughts and lighten the load of world’s suffering. Positive thinking is a string force that can be harnessed for the welfare and success of all.
We talk of positive thinking as a stress buster for good health. Happy thoughts release hormones that work for our well-being and negative thoughts release hormones that make us ill.
We exhort our children to keep their goals in mind. What is determination but the capacity to think the same thought repeatedly until we achieve what we want?
Thoughts not only have potency for the person thinking the thoughts but also, they have the power to influence the people at whom they are directed. Reiki, for instance, is the art of self-healing, even distance healing. The violent can be made calm by exuding thoughts of love and compassion.
NEGATIVE SIDE OF POSITIVE THINKING: Thoughts are neither negative nor positive. Thoughts just are. What they turn out to be depends on the context. Given a context, thoughts can be realistic or unrealistic, mean or generous, selfish or selfless. In reality, no positive thought can arise without a negative thought hiding around it. It is up to you to remain alert from negative side of positive thinking.
Positive thoughts can turn negative very quickly. Why? Because they organize in the same source. They are inter-connected. Negative thinking comes from the same-shared space as positive thinking. Thoughts become positive or negative depending on you. It is you who sets the standards and values by which you evaluate thoughts.
A lot of people talk about falling standards of every thing — food, music, newspapers, movies, the young generation, or whatever. Actually standards have neither fallen nor risen. Standards have just shifted. Your value frames have changed.