"The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your thinking"
In a sense, it could be said that "you are what you do", therefore, if you are spending effort and time "just trying to make ends meet", then you will become just another person "trying to make ends meet".
Conversely, if you spend a lot of time doing healthy things, you will become a healthy person.
All this may sound obvious, but how many times have you considered that you can immediately begin to improve the quality of your life by improving the *quality* of your thinking ?
What IS "high quality thinking" ?
"Why do I feel so bad/sad/unhappy/depressed/rotten ?" is a LOW quality thought.
Firstly, it is in the form of a question and therefore begs an answer and the only POSSIBLE answer can be:
reasons why you feel bad/etc. Do you really need reasons to feel bad ?
Secondly, it focuses more energy into the current state instead of into an area that could improve matters.
"Lord, please help me to always do the best for all concerned" is a HIGH quality thought, firstly because it indicates that one's attention is focused into an area which will not only benefit oneself but will also be for the good of all others and secondly, because it is in the form of a request to the universe which, if answered, can only enhance the current state even more.
In between, there are many, may levels of relative quality of thinking.
What and HOW you think has a profound effect on your life circumstances - in fact, it is DIRECTLY dependent!
Your actions directly reflect what you think and therefore, the quality of your thinking (though not the content) is visible and apparent to all. If you believe in miracles, for instance, you will be seen to do things which imply that 'you believe in miracles'.
High quality thinking means putting your thought energy to use in an area which will benefit you and everyone around you the most. If your thinking does not satisfy both conditions, then you are EFFECTIVELY either being of detriment to yourself OR to others.
INTROSPECTION is the practice of examining your own thoughts and investigating WHY you think them. Your reaction to that thought can be one of four types:
That it will be: 1. Of benefit to you AND everyone else 2. Of benefit to you but not to others 3. Of benefit to others but not to you 4. Of benefit to no-one.
So in every moment you have the option to make a choice between fear and Love. Only the first action is Love - the other three are all fear-based.
When you choose fear, you react to the thought in a way which is either not in your best interests or that of others - or worse, both!
When you choose Love, you choose your reaction to the thought to be one that will benefit YOU the most AS WELL as everyone else.
If you are "in a rut", you will need to first ask yourself WHY you are doing what you are doing. Then, after having established the honest answers, you can work on the thoughts that are responsible for creating this situation. As soon as you change any aspect of your thinking for the better, you will immediately accrue more *energy*.
If you feel you are in a state where "nothing just seems to go right", then the way out is to change your thinking so that the situation is reversed ie. "nothing just seems to go wrong".
"Alignment with your true purpose" is the measure of your quality of thinking. You will find that the more "in-alignment" you are with your real, potential purpose, the more everything around you will seem to be "conspiring to help you". What benefits the ALL benefits the individual, so when an individual assists the ALL, they are effectively benefiting themselves as well.
When one is in alignment, everything that happens is just MORE good news.
Hence the old saying "The quickest way to solve your own problems is to help others solve theirs". This is higher quality thinking than thinking purely about oneself, as this is the type of thinking that led to the situation in the first place.
If one can manage to put aside the illusion that we are all separate, it is easier to understand from the standpoint that not only are WE all One but that ALL is One as well. Each of us is intricately connected to everyone and everything else.
The highest quality thought I have found so far is this: "I want to reveal the Glory of the Creator to All"
If "introspected", this thought can be seen to be very high quality because its intent is pure, it is focused into the most beneficial area possible for one's own development and growth and it automatically implies the necessity to first find out and then KNOW what they Love in order to show it to others..
"Look at what is troubling you and you will only find things you shouldn't be doing"
Remember that it might be a case of something you SHOULD be doing, just not THERE, or just not NOW, for instance - the statement still applies
The transmutation of your thoughts IS the transmutation of your life.
There are many tools with which to assist this process:
1. Introspection (examining thoughts and validating/invalidating them) 2. Lateral Thinking (coming up with alternate solutions) 3. MirrorLogic ("benefiting from your mistakes BEFORE you make them") 4. Meditation (clearing the mind of unwanted thoughts and/or concentrating attention in the NOW, on the ALL. 5. Personal Inventory (Don Juan/Carlos Castenedas method of appraising ones true situation) 6. The Art of Powerful Questions ("change your questions - change your life") 7. The Art of Dreaming (Don Juan/Carlos Castenedas method of manifestation through dreams) 8. "Small Steps" (the practice of breaking down an insurmountable task into smaller, achievable tasks. 9. Positive Affirmations (which replace negative thoughts) 10. Listening to positive, empowering, uplifting music 11. The TV remote control. (Use the "Off Button) 12. The Internet (an endless supply of information, help and assistance) 13. Self-auditing (“Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth”) 14. Cast off your burden of attachment to results!
Higher - Quality thinking is useful in changing ALL aspects of one's life.
An it all begins with an awareness of LOVE.
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Love is the answer to all questions. Love is the solution to all problems. It is the Light that shines from Heaven and illuminates the path of the Holy. It is the only thing worth living for and the only thing worth dying for. It is the very substance of God and all creatures have their life within it. It is the attraction between the Sun and the Moon, the male and the female, the electron and the proton, matter and spirit, the Light and the Dark. Love is the most potent form of energy in the Universe. It is sufficient unto itself - it delights in its own Presence. Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly Love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this. Love is a decision, not an emotion - a decision to choose Love over fear in any given moment. It is more intelligent than Wisdom, it is more attractive than Beauty. It is warmer than Kindness and more powerful than death. Love is watchful and sleeping, slumbereth not, though weary, it is not tired, though pressed, it is not straitened ,though alarmed, it is not confounded. Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength and pleads no excuse of impossibility It is a strange, sweet secret between man and God that can never be spoken for no human language contains the words to describe it. Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. But it is much more than even that... It is all. It is all we need. It is all we need to remember. All the Universe has come from Love and unto Love shall it return. Work with all your Heart, all your Mind and all your Soul and all the gifts of Heaven shall be thine. For obedience in the Laws of Love fulfill all lesser laws. The first sign of the awakening of Love in one's heart is the most intense desire to give all of what one can for the benefit of others. We waste time looking for the perfect lover when we could be creating the Perfect Love. Let us not wait, hoping we will go to Heaven, but make it here on Earth, the way God intended.. Love cannot go where the Heart will not follow. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. They are our friends. Thank You for making our wish come true In Love, Peace and Joy and Gratitude, With Infinite Gratitude, All of Us