Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thoughts on Thinking

Lately, it has seemed as if the world is waving a large flag with the words, Watch The Quality Of Your Thoughts, on it. Alexandra Stoddard warns about negative thinking and wisely recommends we "stop complaining" in You Are Your Choices. In the personal growth film, The Secret, we are cautioned that our thoughts are the force that attracts the experiences, circumstances and events to our lives. My Unity minister teaches that thoughts are a creative power. And in an upcoming seminar, I will revisit the understanding of Sydney Banks that all healthy mental function is predicated on three principles, one of which is Thought.

The quotes below have been helpful to me in times of reflection on the thought process or when I have to rid myself of feelings of dissatisfaction or resentment. I find a universal truth reaches out and grabs me in all these quotes: that how I feel is being determined in part by what I am thinking.

Today, give some thought to your thoughts!

"Our thinking, more than our outer circumstances, determines whether we live lives of harmony and peace or pain and despair."
-Marianne Williamson

"Gratitude and satisfaction clear the way for wisdom and contentment." -Sydney Banks

"Lower expectations to raise satisfaction." -Alexandra Stoddard

"Words form thoughts, thoughts form realities and realities become life." -Robert Kiyosaki

"If you don't bring yourself down, you do not have to bring yourself up." -Laurence Boldt

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doint that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about." -Dale Carnegie

"You cannot send problems out of your life by attacking them or understanding them in more depth. Instead, you correct the error in your thinking that produces the problem in the first place." -Wayne Dyer

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