Today’s Positive Thought is by James Allen, 1864-1912.
“They themselves are makers of themselves by virtue of the thoughts, which they choose and encourage: that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness”
“The aphorism, “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
For you, is a quote from a newsletter by the late Dr. Tom Johnson, a friend and colleague.
“When you are Self aware your whole life is changed from being either mediocre or humdrum for it takes you away from living at the level of what is going on in the outer world. When you are Self aware you are drawing out of your Self that which is unique and individual and so each moment is one of excitement, joy and of greatness. When you are Self aware you are giving active recognition to this wholeness, this completeness… The law of your Self is always in action and your point of attention must always be your experience.”
Mystery is it foreboding or is it a challenge? Some make it their life’s work to solve a mystery others see it as something to be left alone. What mysteries do each of us desire to solve and how many of us just leave them alone, wishing and hoping they will disappear.
Mystery surrounds our very living…the mystery of life. How does our mind work, the brain is the physical vehicle that the mind operates through. Our mind is invisible, it is part of the unseen things in this world, let us call it a world of mystery where there are more things than meets the eye.
The mystery we all may be looking to solve is, “How do I…?” We can fill in with the words, “get ahead,” “get more money,” or “get a better job.”
Some believe that we live in a world of illusion. Some believe that we create the world around us both individually and collectively. Some believe that the world in which they live is out of their control. Some just don’t give a hoot and move through life like a robot on automatic unaware of anything around them, nor do they care to know.
Life is a simple mystery, it is about living. But what do we see as living? Are we allowing ourselves to be influenced by the outside so that our inner beliefs coincide with the outer or allowing the inner to influence the outer to coincide with the inner thoughts and beliefs? I believe both. We are spiritual beings being human, as many I know like to say. We are a power unto ourselves and the life we live is the life we choose inwardly according to our thoughts, beliefs and concepts about self, our self-worth for instance, and the world around us. Some chalk up life to karma, reincarnation, and don’t believe they can change it, well, if you don’t change you will be repeating the pattern and stay stuck, something I don’t think any of us truly desire. The mystery of life is to live it, from the inner to the outer, the Law of Cause and Effect in action. Life can only be to us what we believe and accept it to be, no more and no less. Geez, do I have to clean up my act! How about you?
Well, now that we know something about the mystery of life what are you and I willing to do to alter the course we are currently following? The choice is ours. Life is about living and living it well.
You are and always have been worthy of the highest and best, accept it, let it be a core belief, thought and concept to lead you forward into new beginnings and a new fruitful life experience.
Today’s Positive Thought is by Ernest Holmes, for a good friend on their birthday.
“Keep the thought clear and never worry about the way things seem to be going. Let go of all outer conditions when working in MInd, for there is where things are made; there creation is going on, and It is now making something for us. It must be believed as never believed before; It must be known as the great reality; It must be felt as the only Presence. There is no other way to obtain.”