“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it.
Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
– Buddha –
It’s a pretty simple one today. It’s very easy to fill our heads with bad things, worry, sadness, fear, anxiety, nervousness, anger, pain and hatred, especially as a result of watching or reading the news everyday or scanning our day for all the bad things happening in the world and around us.
It is equally as easy to fill our heads with peace, love, joy, happiness, warmth, kindness, compassion and empathy. Essentially it boils down to what we want to think and feel in every moment.
I choose to look for the silver linings, to have a glass that is not only half full, but overflowing with water, and I choose to see love in as many things and people as possible. So much so, I tattooed it onto my body as a constant reminder.
You can watch this fantastic clip from ‘What the Bleep Do We (K)now!?’ about an experiment that was done with water, and what affects its molecular structure. The question posed at the end of the clip asks ‘If thoughts do that to water, imagine what our thoughts can do to us’.
So I guess the question for today is, what would you like to be, and are you thinking the right thoughts in order to achieve that in your life?
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