Your physical body is made up of what you consume or eat. “You are what you eat” as the saying goes. In the same way your mind is completely made up of the thoughts you think. “You are what you think”. What I find intriguing is that it is your ego or self identity that decides what thoughts you allow to create your world. Your personal history and family influence have imprinted specific thoughts and thought patterns which you have identified with as yourself. In addition to your life experiences, these imprinted thoughts form a strong presence and help build your self identity. Your ego then chooses what thoughts it takes in and thus creates the world it lives in. Ultimately we are just thoughts and spirit-or ego and awareness. Just as our body is 80% water, our happiness and success in life is 80% mental. We must have a higher understanding of our thoughts and not fall victim to negative thinking.
People have been puppets to their thoughts since the beginning of time. Few people such as leaders, saints, geniuses, gurus, etc have fought and escaped the stronghold of negative thoughts. They lived a life where they chose their thoughts, therefore choosing the life they wanted to create. When a person is able to do this they are able to create the type of surroundings, people and circumstances that they want. Until we are able to control what thoughts gain access to our mental temple we are subjected to negative surroundings, people and circumstances.
Think of it this way- It’s the same thing as if we eat mostly junk food and eventually develop physical ailments and bad health. Junk Food = Junk Health and Junk Thoughts = Junk Life. Obviously it can be time consuming to monitor all your thoughts, but it is of the utmost importance. I imagine there is a way to create an ADT system for your mind. Negative thoughts won’t stand a chance! Only the thoughts we want will be allowed access and in turn our life will reflect surroundings, people and circumstances that we want.
We can only control the thoughts we think we can’t control other people. That's not a smart move. Spend your time on your own mind and then share your thoughts with others. You will be amazed to see who comes into your life and who leaves as you pick your thoughts wisely. You begin to feel good when you focus on good thoughts and you grow accustomed to feeling good. Your environment will then begin to change into good as it wants to give you what you are thinking about. Think sorrow and frustration- your environment will give it to you. Think happiness and love- your environment will give it to you.
Most people, myself included, live lives of both happiness and sorrow, and love and frustration because of the mental war in their mind. One minute they have thoughts of love the next minute its thoughts of frustration. This is why the world is the way it is. If we can take the time to find out what we want out of life we can then call on the thought that will bring them. We then have to shut out the other random thoughts that are running through our mental temple and focus on the thoughts that will bring our desired outcome. The random thoughts that we let run around in our minds are the ones that create confusion and random mistakes and accidents in our lives. If we continue to focus only on the thoughts that we want to bring to life then that is what we will create.