How important is it for us to find a way to fix Thoughts?
There is a battle raging for our souls, and it is life-altering to acknowledge that our thoughts are the only thing within our control.
We cannot change the political climate, celebrity morals, Mother Nature, Father Time — or even, your neighbor’s yapping dog.
Yet, we can be the Captain of Destiny — as we create a future of our choice.
All We Do Begins With A Thought
Genius is taking the complex and making it simple — which then, means Stupidity is taking the simple and making it complex.
There are moments, as we stare in disbelief at the absurd, when we ask, “What the flaming heck were they thinking?!”
The problem is just that, “They probably weren’t thinking.” And that, my friends, is why we find ourselves in the Danger Zone. Most of the civilization in any society at any given time are not thinking. They are simply going with the flow — of what propagandists want them to say and do.
On the other hand, the real geniuses have always been considered crazy — for going where angels fear to tread. Because they push against what the majority consider normal (generally, the lowest common denominator), the innovators of the world happily bear the ridicule of the masses.
Now, you’re thinking, “Did he slip a cog? What’s up with this notion of happily bear ridicule?!”
Happy are the people who understand this secret.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
If goodness is out of vogue, happy people don’t care. What they do CARE about is truth, honor, righteousness, purity, love, and admiration for the 100% accuracy of Karma delivering what is earned.
By thinking about excellence and praiseworthy topics, happy people create their own destiny.
With words, it is impossible to capture this principle, which is more magical than logical.
YOU must experience it through your actions.
All We Do Begins With A Thought
Some things are better explained by the experts. In keeping with the concept Less Is More, I’ll direct you to Dr. Kent M. Keith.
- People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
- Love them anyway.
- If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
- Do good anyway.
- If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
- Succeed anyway.
- The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
- Do good anyway.
- Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
- Be honest and frank anyway.
- The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
- Think big anyway.
- People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
- Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
- What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
- Build anyway.
- People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
- Help people anyway.
- Give the world the best you have, and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
- Give the world the best you have anyway.
Love Your Enemies
Yes, when reminded to do this, I tend to balk, too. However
When someone with the Power to heal the deformed is condemned by the local yokels, then we find ourselves in
He looked around at them one by one and then said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So, the man held out his hand, and it was restored! At this, His enemies were wild with rage and began to discuss what to do with him.
Short version of the story is they killed Him.
But before they did, our Hero had this to say, “To you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.”
That is the way to fix Thoughts.
Do we change the character of our enemies, the haters, the vulgar, or the abusers?
Simple answer: No.
Why, then, are we encouraged to Do It?
Because it is tonic for our Thoughts.
Into The Unknown
We don’t know what we don’t know. Or in other words, how do we navigate a course never before traveled?
Simple answer: Faith.
In leaving the shores of the old behind, we embrace the horizons of new beginnings. We sail forth by changing the way we think.
Whatever the mind can Conceive and Believe, it can Achieve.
Will we make “mistakes” that will be harshly judged by the naysayers as a representation of our foolishness? Of course! That is the exciting element of this great adventure into the unknown — we will grow, while the rest of the world stagnates in their comfortable rut (grave with the ends kicked out).
What is LOVE, anyway?
This definition works for me.
The greatest gift is a chosen, purposeful effort — often done in the face of fear — to nurture our own growth and the growth of others.
Love can also be measured by seven attributes.
Rejoices with the truth,
As you might have noticed, LOVE is a verb — framed as a gift and delivered by action. Which means we must grow in stature, resources, and wisdom to have something to offer others.
The more we learn, the more we know;
The more we know, the more we sow;
The more we sow, the more we grow.
Isn’t life grand?!
Opportunity To Create
Designed for greatness, engineered for success, and motivated by goodness as Captains of Destiny, we are courageously heading into uncharted waters to serve the multitudes.
Simply, we have been offered the opportunity — by our Creator — to create.
I know you’ve had the experience of a HUG.
On occasion, you have served another person. Think back to the last time you offered your best for the benefit of someone else.
Were you watching their eyes? Odds are great that, with their eyes and maybe words, they expressed a newfound Hope, Understanding, and Gratitude (HUG) of life, once again.
YOU did that for them.
That is the way to fix Thoughts!