I think I know what ultimately rules our lives: our thoughts. Mahatma Gandhi once said “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. “Think of your thought life that most useful tool; if managed properly it can change one’s whole world (for the better) –If poorly managed– for the worse. If a person constantly thinks “I never will be good at writing, my grammar, stinks, and I dislike spelling” you can be certain that person will fail at writing. If thoughts are so powerful, we should use them wisely.
In the forest there are pathways. Those pathways did not used to be there. They were steadily built up stronger and stronger every-time a person walked them. A person’s brain like a forest has pathways which are strong and easy to walk. Every-time you re-think a thought it strengthens a mental pathway. The important thing is to think on beautiful things, not on things which bring you down or are unwholesome. Additionally, Philippians 4:8 pleads “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Summing up what Gandhi said– what you think is what you will live.