The human mind is the last great-unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.
In an excerpt from The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale, George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.” We become what we think about.
Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry – his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing… he becomes nothing.
How does it work?
Why do we become what we think about?
Well, here’s an example of how it works…
There is a farmer who has some land, and it’s good, fertile land. The farmer has a choice as to what to plant on his land; he may plant whatever he chooses on the land. The land doesn’t care. It’s up to the farmer to make the choice. We’re comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn’t care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn’t care what you plant.
Now, let’s say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand- one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds-one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land…and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.
As it’s written in the Bible, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” Remember the land doesn’t care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants – one corn, one poison.
The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious and has far more Pure Potential than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn’t care what we plant. We may plant beautiful uplifting and positive loving kindness or we may plant confusion, misunderstanding, fear, hatred, and negativity in all forms, anxiety and so on.
Understand that what we plant in our mind with our thoughts, our mind must return to us. The human mind is the last great-unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. IT WILL RETURN ANYTHING WE PLANT. Thought shapes our whole existence and determines our course in life, whether it is that of sunshine and happiness or darkness and depression or worry.
Therefore, it follows, that to change physical form, or feeling, or any external condition, success, or habit, we are first to change our thought. Because energy follows thought, I encourage you to hold thoughts that uplift you. Become familiar with what you are thinking and hold only the images in your mind that brings you Love, Happiness and Peace of Mind.
Our thoughts are more powerful than we can ever realize. Our subconscious faithfully puts each thought into action without question just as the planted seed grows. Our thoughts affect every part of us and in ways we are unaware of. One thought leads to another and so on.
Positive thinking empowers much more than our thoughts. Negative thinking can dismantle every part of our life. When making choices regarding our thoughts, remember each thought has great power that continues long after the thought has passed from our consciousness. Though thinking does not make it so, thinking makes us make it so. What we think becomes what we live.
When we take control of our mental state by deliberately choosing our thoughts and attitudes, we take advantage of our Pure Potential and we manifest our Heart’s Desire.