The following is an excerpt from my new book, “Imagine Believe Become.”
We are what we think. All that we are arises with
our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Throughout history, philosophers and spiritual teachers have stated in various ways you are what you think. While many of your thoughts are automatic and based on your ego, ultimately you decide which thoughts to believe and which thoughts to reject. You decide which thoughts are important, you decide which thoughts you believe to be true, and you act on them accordingly. This begs the following question: If you are what you think, who are you? You are the creator of your life—you create your reality based on the nature of your thoughts. If you can fully comprehend the magnitude of this statement, you will see that you are incredibly powerful, that your potential to create the life of your dreams is limitless.
What thoughts are you projecting? Are your thoughts primarily positive or negative? Are your thoughts selfish or are they considering of others? Are you experiencing thoughts of worry and angst? What thoughts are you having regarding your self-image? What thoughts are you attracting from those around you? Do you see that your behavior, feelings, and opinions are based upon what you think? Do you see that your thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Do you see that the only limitations you have are the ones you impose on yourself through your thoughts? In order to change your life, you must change the way you think.
Your life is the sum total of all the thoughts and decisions you have made up until right now. Moreover, all that you think and do today will determine who you are tomorrow. In this exact moment you are creating your reality. You are determining your future.