Our Right to Think

Our Right to Think

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 (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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Positive Thinking

The name of my blog may seem cute–perhaps even laughable–but there’s good logic behind it. I did not choose it to attract readers, or because it might seem catchy. I chose it because I intuitively knew it felt right. It also concisely summed up part of the teachings of the Law of Attraction.

As the title implies, I’m suggesting that deliberate creators should think twice before entertaining any line of thinking. While this may seem radical–perhaps even bizarre–this practice can’t be underrated. Successful men and women are masters of their minds, for they know that all change happens from within…first. They also realize that nothing good can come from negative thinking. Period.

The practice of deliberately engaging in uplifting and positive thoughts pays big dividends. The logic is two part: By deliberately practicing positive thinking, any negative and self-defeating thoughts will fall away, as will the negative behaviour that is created as a consequence. When this occurs, we also create room for inspired thoughts to enter our mind. Such inspired thoughts–if acted upon–will ultimately create the positive change that we desire.

It may help if you conceptualize how this works if you pretend–just briefly–that your thoughts were a part of your body. Here’s a silly question, but it may help you develop the good habit of good thinking: Would you allow your hand to slap you–hard–in the face? Would you permit it to wield a knife against you? No? Then why allow your thoughts to punish you even more severely? Persistent negative thoughts may be robbing you of the good life you desire! If a thought doesn’t serve you–either by adding positively to your future, or by creating present-moment joy–it should deliberately be displaced. This naturally occurs when we choose a positive train of thought.

An added benefit of deliberate thinking is that we assume our rightful hierarchical place, for we realize that we are not the mind. We are the silent observer above the mind. It is our mind, and we alone should be in control of it. Initially, this requires a degree of effort, but as with any skill we become more proficient with practice.

Do you desire better health? Greater wealth? Better relationships? If so, elevate your thinking. Entertain the possibility that your desire could come true. By training yourself to focus positively–in a relaxed manner–you develop faith and confidence in your abilities to manifest what you desire. Conversely, when you stress over decisions–“should I do this; should I do that?”–you create doubt. If a negative thought pattern occurs–perhaps an anxiety-based thought about how to manifest your goals–turn your attention toward a positive thought as soon as possible. By focusing on faith–trusting that a way will be revealed–we tap into a power much greater than ourself. And, the more we trust this Source, the sooner we’ll discover the next step to take regarding our goals.

Dare to dream.

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2016 – R. Arthur Russell

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