Be careful of your thoughts today. What you think matters as much as what you say and do. You don’t have to speak the angry or mean words to give them energy. You’re thoughts will do that all on their own. Only they won’t harm what or who you’re thinking about. Instead they’ll be detrimental to your own inner self. Change your thoughts and you’ll change your day.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
~ Frank Outlaw
Even if you’re only thinking something negative and not saying it, the thought will penetrate your actions and reactions. Whether you’re thinking unkind thoughts about someone or about yourself, it’s an unwise thing to do.
Don’t simply try not to listen to the negative voice. Knock the devil off your shoulder and get rid of it all together. Change your thought patterns from put downs to build ups. Stop focusing on the things you don’t like and start looking at the things you do.
If you don’t like the way you look, change it. Instead of getting upset about “I’m too fat”, focus on your beautiful eyes and start a routine of walking. Instead of “this acne makes me so ugly”, try “wow my hair looks good today” and find some acne wipes to wash your face with during the day.
If your inner talk is about someone else, you should look in a mirror and make those same comments. The bad talk you hold for others, is really talk you’re doing to yourself. Things you don’t like about you. You know you do the same thing, but perhaps you haven’t noticed it or it’s not on the same exaggerated scale. But you most definitely do the same thing.
Stop the intolerance and hate! It serves no purpose than to destroy the beauty life has placed around you. It only makes you become that which you don’t like. If you can’t see the beauty around you, then it’s time to start looking with better eyes.
“What we think we become” ~ Buddha
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