Thoughts and Power

Last Update: January 05, 2018

Happy New Year to all of you. I have vowed to make 2018 great in several areas of my life. I want to get down to my goal weight this year and it’s been FREEZING outside (although I am thankful that we do not have snow). SO, I jumped on my elliptical. Shoot me now, it is SOOOO boring but I forced myself to move until I was out of breath.

I took a break and looked over at my bookshelf. My eyes fell onto an OLD and kind of yellowed copy of a book called “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”. I remember it was a great book.

The page I flipped to was something I wanted to share as we start this new year. It was talking about how powerful our thoughts are. By the time we see a circumstance in our lives, we are not seeing something that just happened. We are seeing the effect of a series of events that began with a single thought long ago. Thoughts are seeds in our mind. Direct from the book:

Sow a thought, reap a word;

Sow a word, reap a deed;

Sow a deed, reap a habit;

Sow a habit, reap a character;

Sow a character, reap a Destiny.

Bottomline: we need to pay attention to what we think about. Are our thoughts positive or negative? Whatever you are thinking, you are sowing seeds to get more of the same.

Now THAT is a sobering thought!!! All I know is I am going to think POSITIVE. I guess that means I need to reevaluate my thoughts about that elliptical.

Here’s to a FANTASTIC 2018 for all!

~Debbi

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DianneBee Premium
Happy New Year! And many positive thoughts!
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Sui_generis Premium
Thank You.
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AlexEvans Premium
Happy new year Debbi and all the best for 2018. That is the best thing we can do for ourselves Take that positive turn every time.
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Sui_generis Premium
Thanks, Alex and the same back at you!!!
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HowardJaros Premium
So true Debbi!

Our thoughts, as well as those we let others create for us, dictate our actions. They create our paradigms.

A paradigm is a multitude of ideas that are fixed in our subconscious mind that are expressed in activity without any conscious thought - they are habits - a habit is an idea that is fixed in the subconscious mind that expresses itself automatically without any conscious thought.

There's good habits and bad habits. Good habits serve you, bad habits should be worked on. Work on one or two paradigms at a time. You don't kill the paradigm, you just change the habits! You can only attract to you what vibrates in harmony with you!

It all starts with the thoughts we allow in.
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Sui_generis Premium
Very well said. That's why it's important to be aware of the people you surround yourself with, the books you read and all other outside influences.

I hope you're doing well.
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HowardJaros Premium
Thanks, Debbi!

Happy New Year to you too!
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ContentBySue Premium
Our thoughts really, really do become "things." An excellent and insightful post, Debbi. Thank you!

All the best,
Sue
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Sui_generis Premium
You're welcome. Good way to start a new year.
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ContentBySue Premium
Absolutely :)
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MKearns Premium
That's a great message Debbi! I've quoted it some!
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Sui_generis Premium
I need to be reminded periodically that thoughts are the start of everything. Thought others might need the message too.
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