In the last post we began a look at the role of right thinking for prosperity. There is no random. Your life is the harvest of your thoughts. No prayers or religious ceremonies, not even watching “The Secret” 59 times, can save you from the effects of wrong thinking. Only right thinking can rectify a life off track.
If you haven’t already, read the comments on the last post for ways to guide yourself to right thinking. A life on track produces health, happiness and prosperity. A life off track is one of mediocrity. You either hate change enough to stay mediocre, or you hate being mediocre enough to change.
Like most things in life, the magic comes from balancing two opposite elements. Passion unchecked leads to destruction. Reason too, has its own vices. You want to live your life by reason, but have the faith to override it when it’s called for.
That is why purpose is so important to your life. Once you have a purpose, the path appears. Or more specifically, your thoughts become logical, sequential, and harmonious. You choose the thoughts that produce the habits, which manifest the outcome you desire.
You have to find the place where both your head and heart are centered on virtue. Living your life by unyielding principles with a sense of purpose. You find a balance that keeps life fresh and exciting, yet still moving forward toward your purpose.
It’s certainly not easy and I don’t know if any of us ever get it perfect. But it’s like piloting a jet. You’re off course most of the time, but all the tiny corrections along the way ultimately get you to the right destinations.
The best advice I can give you on this is to be the thinker of the thought. In other words, you have to think about what you think about.
Your dominant thoughts are what determine your destiny. But your thoughts don't organize and direct themselves. You must choose to be a critical thinker and supervise the process.
Life is ever changing, dynamic and full of possibilities. And your results come from the thoughts you give precedence to. True happiness – the triumphant life – comes when you stop trying to find yourself and make a decision to create yourself.
So how you doing on that?
P. S. Get ready for some fun tomorrow. It will be my annual look at the year that was!