What Are You Thinking? What Are You Planning? Are You Thinking About What you Are Thinking?

Think for a moment of your body as a green house. And your body, just like a greenhouse has to be managed properly. Now consider for a moment your thoughts as a seed. Some thoughts become flowers in your green house. Others become weeds. Sow seeds of hope and enjoy optimism, results, and consistent progress. Sow seeds of doubt and expect insecurity, frustration, and eventually failure.

The proof is everywhere you look.

Have you ever wondered why some people have an unusually high tolerance to resist negativism and remain patient, optimistic, and positive no matter WHAT the circumstances? Could it be that they have diligently sown seeds of goodness and positive thoughts, so they're now experiencing the fruits of their labor and enjoying the harvest?

Ever wondered why others have such a sour outlook on their body and life? Such doom and gloom attitude? You would too if your greenhouse (i.e. your body and mind) were full of weeds and thorns.

In other words; “People harvest only what they plant." 

According to Galatians 6:7; "Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life." Marcuse Aurelius, the great Roman Emperor said: "A man's life is what his thoughts make of it."

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale put it this way: "If you think in negative terms you will get negative results if you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results."

George Bernard Shaw said: "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are, I don't believe in circumstances...The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."

Earl Nightingale stated it perfectly in his famous audio, The Strangest Secret: "Well, it's pretty apparent, isn't it? We DO become what we think about.”

“A person who is thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal is going to reach it, because that's what he's thinking about. Conversely, a person who has no goal... who doesn't know where he's going... and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear, and worry -- will thereby create a life of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing... he becomes nothing."

If this is something you struggle with, you're not alone. Most of us do. But there's one method in particular that's scientifically proven to help: Meditation. But even though meditation is incredibly good for you, most find it VERY difficult, including me. However, there is one way to do it, at least for me. Set aside time for it.

This morning while chatting to a dance colleague, she quipped that her time is night. For me it is morning. I take at least thirty minutes. And I never have enough time for it. I won’t dare delve into the how. That is a personal choice.

But don't forget! Success in ANY area of your life always requires ACTION too. You can't just "think" or "meditate" your way to a worthy goal. However, your thoughts and meditation are the starting point. They become the catalyst for massive action to take place.

Keep going strong.