On the previous parts of this series - The Mind Game; I have said that it’s possible to set out your formations, like setting new goals for a project or the year, conceptualizing a new vision, trying to initiate and enforce some new disciplines, but still, with all such noble efforts achieve nothing until victory is gained first in the mind.
|Open Your Mind
With that opening phrase in mind, the law of the universe is this: no matter how fragile it may seem, the world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought.
If a person is just keenly a physically oriented kind of individual with less focus on internal subjects, then such a person is doomed to failure at all the deciding corners of life.
Hear James Allen – “man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes he is a creative power, and that he can command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then become the rightful master of himself.
Earnestly you have to keep watch over the kind of thoughts that emanates from your mind, because they are responsible for forming your personal philosophy which in turn is directly responsible for the outcome of your life.
A wise man once said that thoughts are things. How true!
Society itself is a collective fabrication of the mentality of its citizenry. Now if the thought pattern of people is sufficient to reflect the state of a nation, then what do you think a certain thought-pattern will do to a single person. So it is a valid fact that the quality of any community is a direct mental framework or quality of its immediate indigenes.
My advice then is this: watch carefully the kind of thoughts you generate; Fight to preserve the sanity of your thinking. Don’t just allow any thought in and stay in your mind. Engage a screening process.
“Be cautious,” said a sage “for circumstances grow out of thought and any person knows this, who has for a given time practised self-control, will notice that the alternation in his circumstances has been in exact ratio with his altered mental condition.” Wow!
Professor of Anatomy at Harvard and Father of Modern Psychology in America – William James concluded at the end of his industrious career that, “the greatest discovery of his generation is this, that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitude of their mind.”
Friend, you may be poor, your shoes may be broken, but if your thoughts constantly align and reason with kings in the confines of your mind, then one day you will dine with them in their very earthly palaces.
Remember the saying that what the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.
Just thinking is work-in-progress, so once again be cautious!
POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears.”
Authored by: Anointed Enoh