Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Power of Thoughts and Thoughts of Power

The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master. If you have become a negative thinker, this is because you have not cared for your mind and taken the time to train it to focus on the good.

“The mind truly is like any other muscle in your body. Use it or lose it."

Look at it this way. If you want to strengthen the muscles of your arm to achieve more, you must train them. If you want to toughen up your leg muscles, you must first exert them. Similarly, your mind will do wonderful things for you if only you will let it. It will attract all that you desire into your life, once you learn how to operate it effectively. It will create ideal health if you care for it properly.

If you want to live a more peaceful, meaningful life, you must have more peaceful and meaningful thoughts.

It's like that classic story of the young boy who travelled far from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the wise old man, his first question was, 'How long will it take me before I am as wise as you?'

"The response came swiftly, 'Five years.'

'This is a very long time,' the boy replied. 'How about if I work twice as hard?'

‘Then it will take ten,' said the master. '"Ten! That's far too long. How about if I studied all day and well into the night, every night?'

'Fifteen years,' said the sage. ‘I don't understand,' replied the boy. 'Every time I promise to devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer. Why?'

The sage replied, 'The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination, there is only one left to guide you along the journey'"

Be patient and live with the knowledge that all you are searching for is certain to come if you prepare for it and expect it.

Success on the outside indeed begins with success on the inside. Pay attention to the thoughts you think. Do your best to allow into your mind only the thoughts that bring good, happy, and positive results, and avoid negative thoughts.

That’s what Buddha believed in and preached too, “what you think, you become”. Believe it or not, the price of greatness is the responsibility owned by each of your thoughts.

Have a great week ahead…