Life is thought, and when we cease to think, we are not living. How we think, is the kind of life we live. Since we are able to control our thoughts, we can determine the course of our life and the way we feel during our time here.
“We are what we think.” – Buddha (BC)
It is very important to establish good thinking guidelines and follow them. Placing thoughts of peace and happiness in our minds will help to make our lives peaceful and happy. If we do not set our thoughts properly, we travel through life by way of places where we will wish we had not gone.
“It is the mind that maketh good or ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.” – Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Our daily life includes thoughts associated with responsibilities concerning work, other people, and handling problems. If possible, try not to think of too many different things during your day, and don’t move or think too quickly. Start your morning with a plan to come through to bedtime relaxed, contented, and ready for a restful night’s sleep.
“Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.” – Arnold Bennett (1867-1932)
Reflect about things that can improve your feelings – learning, completing tasks and duties, pleasant and relaxing experiences, kind words. Think about your happiness, goals, life and its pleasures, your principles and your conduct. Think about enjoying the moment.
“Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.” – John Wilkins (1614-1672)
What are you thinking about?