I don't see anything in this world that is neutral because I don't have neutral thoughts. Everything that I view, I think of meaning for the object in order to experience the object. When I see a person, I think of the person and the flood of past thoughts and experiences come to mind in order to form an opinion of the person. We are thinking creatures and are incapable of turning off our thoughts.
When I look around this world, I realize that everything I see is a result of what I think about it. I see grass and I think about the times that I would play in the yard and about the years that I spent mowing with my best friend. I therefore assign a positive meaning to grass. I see a house and I think about the saying, "I am thankful because I have a roof over my head." I see a sunrise and I think about the hundreds of times that I have rolled out of bed or gotten up on a camping trip to watch as new opportunity arose. I see my dog and I think about the unconditional love that she has for me and my family. Everything that I see has meaning because I think of it first and experience the result of the thought.
In speaking with my youngest daughter yesterday, we were talking about why people struggle with various challenges. I asked her a question that applies to all situations. I asked her, "What would you have to believe in order for that to be a positive experience?" She is a very philosophical young lady and responded with the belief that would have to be present in order to experience something as good instead of as bad. She talked about where her other belief came from and what she would need to think about to see it and experience it in a new way.
We have that power within us. We have an incredible ability to tear ourselves down or build ourselves up, based on the thoughts that we think. We have the ability to make heaven of hell or hell of heaven, to steal our own joy or to create it. We have always been that powerful. We have always been the ones to create, we just haven't always wanted to accept that truth. Our lives are always in motion because our thoughts are always in motion. We are either driving forward or reversing back. We are never sitting in neutral.
Just like you learned that there are no idle thoughts, there is no idle life. Our lives can never be idle because our thoughts can never be idle. We make the world that we live in by the thoughts that we think. Our thoughts are the cause and the world that we experience is the effect. The world itself is not the cause! It is our thoughts that create. Spend time today in reflection of what you think about each of the things that you experience and what their meaning is. You live a life in motion and you get to choose the direction of that motion. If you can choose good, why would you not?
Thought for the day: I have no neutral thoughts and my thoughts create my experience. Today, I will choose good thoughts so that the world is good.
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.