As students of the Law of Attraction, we desire to improve the quality of our lives through knowledge of–and alignment with–fundamental laws of the universe. Our greatest tool through which this may be accomplished was granted by Divine Intelligence. It is our birthright: We may think. In countless numbers, however, we often fail to exercise our divine right; due in part to our ignorance of what thinking really means.
From Merriam-Websters’ Dictionary, the definition:
- the action of using your mind to produce ideas, decisions, memories, etc.
- opinion or judgement.
Many people mistakenly believe random, repetitive, and often negative mental activity to be thinking, but such is not the case. For thinking to be more effective, our thoughts must be deliberately chosen. Masters know how to do this, and so may we. Carpenters would never mistake random and repetitive banging of a hammer–anywhere and everywhere–to be true and purposeful hammering! Carpenters choose when, where, why, what, and how to hammer! As thinkers, the same holds true for us, especially if we desire to create positive results! Anything less is just random mental activity, of little or no value, and potentially disastrous in consequence. To discover if we’re in control of our thinking, we may ask ourselves the following questions:
- Must we be frustrated if the service is slow at our favourite restaurant? Answer: Only to the extent that we think that so. In any moment, we may choose different thoughts and, thereby, create a different experience.
- If we’ve been rejected by a romantic partner, must we feel despondent and lonely? Answer: No. We may think of the situation as we will. We may even choose to be grateful, for perhaps we’re better off without such a partner.
- If an acquaintance or colleague criticizes us or our work, must we feel hurt? Answer: Only if we think that is the only response. At any point, we may question the validity of their opinions and judgement.
- Must we feel poor just because we don’t possess the symbols of wealth? Answer: No. We may choose to think of our true wealth, which is our health, happiness, and the innate joy of being alive.
If you doubt that this may be so, ask yourself this: Do you believe that the quality of a situation or circumstance exists independent of the observer? Could something objectively be good or bad, without the interpretation of a thinker? With just a little contemplation, you may arrive at the same conclusion that Shakespeare expressed so beautifully in Hamlet: “Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
Toward the deliberate creation of our lives, it will also help if we understand that we are intended to be the governor or governess of our mind. If we fail in this responsibility, our mind will undoubtedly govern us. Outer circumstances and situations must not be allowed to impress themselves upon our mind without our express permission. We may think what we will and accept or reject any thought. Nothing in life is pre-labelled, despite appearances to the contrary. It is we who assign meaning, through the thoughts we think. To think is our birthright. Isn’t it time that we claim that right and thereby create our destiny?
Dare to dream.
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2016 – R. Arthur Russell
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