All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him;
if a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him;
like a shadow that never leaves him.
In my mind there is always a wind of thought blowing. It’s precise force and direction is ever-varying, but the breeze is constant. If I focus on one way of thinking enough I become bent into that direction like a tree blown by a constant wind.
If I spend time thinking of my want and desire of something, I get no closer to satisfying the longing and instead cause unsated yearning to grow.
If frequently go to thoughts of how much someone hurt me in the past, I bring the pain to the present to breathe new life into it.
If I am able to bring a joyful memory to mind during a difficult time, my trouble is tempered and made less heavy.
The more I am grateful of love I am given, the more love I received.
The more I am grateful for happy moments when they arrive, the more come to me.
The greater my gratitude for life, more arrives to be grateful for.
It is not within my control to master all my thoughts, but at any given moment I am capable of moderating them. It is the direction of the winds in my mind that shape my life. Realizing quality of life is more about my thinking that any other factor has been a great insight. I am grateful that with awareness I can paint whatever comes at me with new color of my choosing.
With our thoughts,
we make the world.
First posted here February 20, 2013