“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts, so he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions.” ~ Alan Watts, via Ego is the Enemy
“Thoughts are vital, living things, little bundles of energy, if you will. Most people don’t give any thought to the nature of their thoughts and yet, the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life. Thoughts are just as much a part of the material world as the lake you swim in or the street you walk on. Weak minds lead to weak actions. A strong, disciplined mind, which anyone can cultivate through daily practice, can achieve miracles. If you want to live life to the fullest, care for your thoughts as you would your most prized possessions. Work hard to remove all inner turbulence. The rewards will be abundant.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
“The price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts.” ~ Winston Churchill
“Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.” ~ Dawson Trotman
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Words hold the power to destroy, but they also hold the power to create. This is because words do more than define our experiences. In many cases they actually create them.
Help me finish the following phrase: “If you can’t say something nice…”
That’s right: “don’t say anything at all.” Most of us only think of that phrase in terms of how we talk to others. But what about how we talk to ourselves? If we say something nice to ourselves, it can be wonderful, encouraging, uplifting. And if we say something negative or critical or depressing to ourselves, it can be absolutely devastating.
“The thoughts you think will irradiate you as though you are a transparent vase.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck
“I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened.” ~ Mark Twain
What is a random thought notebook?
It’s exactly what it sounds like: a notebook where you track your random thoughts.
How might this be helpful?
The answer is three-fold. Continue reading
“As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.” ~ The Buddha