As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Taking that one step further... As a man thinketh in his heart, so will the world be that he creates. The sum total of who we are is what we think about consistently.
The thoughts that we think always have meaning. Some of our thoughts have positive meaning. Some of them have negative meaning. Some of them are good and some of them are bad. The misconception, however, is that some of them are idle. There is no such thing as idle thoughts. There is no such thing as mindlessness. When I first began to learn about meditation, I learned that my mind running with lots of random thoughts, staying unfocused, was called "monkey brain." This made a lot of sense to me from the short times of watching monkeys running around at the zoo. They seemed very random and unfocused. I wanted to find a way to be less random and to live a life with more focus and with right direction. I began to realize that the chatter was there to keep me from seeing truth and seeing beauty. By getting past the chatter and thinking on purpose, I was able to see what was real.
When we think of good or we think of evil, when we talk ill of another or we speak love towards another, in any of these things we are making a difference. We are building a better world with love and a fearful world without love. We are quite literally constructing a world around us that will match our thoughts. Years ago, I began to challenge myself to think more of the good of this world and less of the bad. I tried to go seven straight days thinking and saying only positive. It took an entire year for me to have 7 continuous days of only good. For some reason, it is easy to drift away from the good and focus on the bad. It is easy to see the negative in the world. There are so many people in the media and in other parts of life that focus exclusively on that world. You don't have to do that. You don't have to focus on the bad. It is simply a choice. You are not helpless in your thoughts. Good and bad are what you focus on. They are what you think about.
What I realize, is that it is a choice that I make each day. I get to choose to look for the good in the world or I get to choose to look for the bad. I get to see the beauty in others or I get to see the darkness. Those are things that I am in control of, not them. They control what they look for and what they see, but I control me. Today, I start my journey to positive creation! Today, I choose to think only positive and therefore see only positive in this world. I understand that what I look for is what I will see. What I think, I will create. How about you? What will you choose?
You are in charge of what you create! Choose to create something beautiful!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.