Monday, June 06, 2016

You Are What You Think

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
-James Allen
I’ll be the first one to admit that I am not proud of every thought I have.  Some of them are inappropriate or unkind.  In spite of this human flaw I like to think that most of my thoughts are good, positive, optimistic, and occasionally deep.  I am not brilliant but I think of myself as intellectual in the sense that I am a thinker.  My mind is active to the point that sometimes it keeps me awake at night.  I think about spiritual things and worldly things.  I think about what music I want to listen next and what food I want for my next meal.  I believe it was Teilhard de Chardin who once said, and I paraphrase, “I am a spiritual being trying to have a human experience”.  Even when I am not physically active, my mind is getting all kinds of exercise.  One of my favorite bands called the Moody Blues have a song titled “Thinking is the best way to travel”.  It’s true.  What I think about makes me who I am but it also allows me to visit places in my mind that I will probably never see in my body.  What kind of thoughts fill your mind and day?  What is the sum of your being based on your thoughts?  Where are they taking you?      

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