How You Think Is How You Live

In the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita, it is written, ―The mind acts like an enemy for those who don’t control it. 

We cannot control life, but we certainly can control our experience of it. The amazing thing is that when we control our experience of life, or how we respond to life’s challenges, we seem to create the life we desire. It is an infallible Law.

As Jesus said in Proverbs 23.7, ―For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

If we can manage to trust that good is coming of a situation no matter how bad it appears; if we can know that order is coming no matter the appearance of chaos; if we can speak words of gratitude even when there appears to be nothing to be grateful for, then we will have dominion over our lives (emphasis mine). It is at that point, we will have the life that we desire. The Buddha gave us a poetic yet completely logical explanation of the infallible workings of the Law:

The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed,
The deed develops into habit;
The habit hardens into character;
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings…
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.

“To learn how to think is to learn how to live” because our thoughts go into a medium which is infinite in its ability to do and to be. Our thoughts are the seeds we are planting. Explore the seeds we can plant now that will support the evolutionary harvest of good