“All Things Are Born of Thought”
“All things are born of thought.”
This statement was shared with me some years ago, and I am continuing to discover its depth.
What makes us value one thing over another? Why is it that we have the words “beautiful” and “ugly”? What makes us capable of the possibility or impossibility of a certain task or aspiration? How can we be so cruel to ourselves and those around us in one moment and so uplifting and empowering in another? I’ve found that these are based on thoughts which we train from a very young age, adapt and reinforce as we go through life. It is our socialization.
Thoughts lead to Feelings.
Feelings lead to Words.
Words lead to Actions.
And Actions lead to Becoming.
Over time, I plan to explore and reflect upon strategies, insights and approaches to thought, within and about our world, and most importantly, within ourselves. What we think about ourselves, how we choose to perceive situations, the way we think about everyone and everything around us, and the thoughts we choose to emanate into the world — have a huge effect on the quality of our lives and our greater whole.
We are bombarded with information, each day on television, on the internet and social media. This can challenge thought that is life-affirming.
Though in the challenge of thought is also great opportunity. In the same way that thoughts are trained and learned, they can be re-trained and re-shaped to promote justice, to promote equality, to promote well-being and to create greater opportunities for living – starting locally and inside.