As a man thinks in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7
It took me some time to realise that my thinking correlated with what I would become; that it had to be renewed if I were going to accomplish my goals and be happy as I live out my divine purpose for being on this planet.
I came upon the book by James Allen, the philosopher and author of As A Man Thinketh, and realized that my negative thinking, my pessimism, and my insecurities had to go, and my mindsets had to be so that I was willing to accept change at any phase of my life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says in his book, FLOW, “One of the most ironic paradoxes of our time is the great availability of leisure that somehow fails to be translated into enjoyment. Compared to people living only a few generations ago, we have enormously greater opportunities to have a good time, yet there is no indication that we actually enjoy life more than our ancestors did. Opportunities alone, however, are not enough. We also need the skills to make use of them. And we need to know how to control consciousness––a skill that most people have not learned to cultivate. Surrounded by an astounding panoply of recreational gadgets and leisure choices, most of us go on being bored and vaguely frustrated.”
That meant, in my opinion, that I could not sit back and go on never ending vacations, or constant buying, or any other thing, that was not related to my purpose oriented life. Things were not going to make me happy. Opportunities that came my way had to be accepted, and my mind would be in a state of constant renewal as I studied, learned and implemented.
As a person thinks in his heart, so is he or she.
Are you happy with the way your life is?
Is there a yearning that you seem unable to fulfill?
What dominates your thinking?