… Years and years ago, like – a thousand (that’s a nice round figure!), I first heard the phrase, ‘thoughts are things’. I’m not going to say I fully got what it meant at that time. It just felt like a cool saying, deep, philosophical, awesome! A saying to tuck away in the old memory banks and break out for a rainy day.
In answering a recent comment, I found myself first thinking, then typing: ‘what the mind perceives’… “hmmm”, I thought. And before I knew it, I started banging on the keys to write this posting. Now, I have no more idea of what it will be come the end of the key-banging than you do, but that’s OK. I trust my mind, fingers, keys to do what is needed to eventually say something worthy of this space.
What the mind perceives? What were you thinking just now? no, really – right this moment, I mean the moment that … see where this is going?
I’d ask you, how often are you vigilant of your thoughts? How many timed has the reality you’ve come to deal with been in direct correlation to what you had been thinking on?
What the mind perceives?
I believe in energy. I believe everything is energy. Now, there is some long held scientific factual basis to that idea, but underneath the science, I like the notion of the mind being a sort of ‘energy magnet’, pulling or repelling to or from us what we ask for… or discard in our continual though processes….
I am not a scientist, yet like any scientist worth their salt, I conduct experiments to ‘test’ my theories. From time to time, I’ve conducted more than a few involving my own thoughts and how the reality I’ve lived fell into line behind those thoughts.
Drawing to me, or repelling from me? In my thought processes, that’s where I place my focus. What am I bringing into my life that I really want in my life? What am I pushing away that either should stay pushed away, or should possibly be reconsidered? I’ve discovered through this particular experiment, my vigilance has to be constant if I’m going to come up with results that mean anything.
Our thoughts can and do swing toward a million different tangents if allowed, at least mine can and do IF so allowed. It’s why I speak of vigilance, of paying attention to what’s happening in my mind, my thoughts. If I recognize the patterns, triggers, hell, the people who bring up the patterns and triggers… (whew!) maybe, just maybe, I can do something about it?
What the mind perceives… what we think of on a regular basis… what we tell ourselves is true BECOMES true. Some of my ‘become trues’ have stayed that way, altered very little over time. Other things I once labeled as true have been swapped out for newer models or discarded entirely in favor of a different matrix! (cool word-matrix…)
What do you believe? What is your mind perceiving right…NOW? Are you seeing/living a truth that’s been a part of you for a long time, or are you beginning to question its existence in your grand scheme of things?
…interesting place, the mind…
K.L. © 2014