Now that we have heard that the mind is that powerful and influences our lives that much, we need to pay closer attention to the thoughts we habour and the thoughts that ‘stray’ into our minds; so let’s explore what influences our thoughts and see that we keep a check on that power house, the mind, to ensure it remains the resource we need it to be. If our thoughts are that powerful that they can shape our life, one way or the other, surely we want to apply thoughts proactively, positively so as to make the most of that power. But how do we know when we’re harnessing the power of our minds to achieve a particular purpose; how do we achieve tunnel focus using our mind?
Quoting Andy Andrews in ‘The Traveller’s Gift’: “My life – my personality, my habits, even my speech – is a combination of the books I choose to read, the people I choose to listen to, and the thoughts I choose to tolerate in my mind.” In other words, “If … what is inside us that makes [us] different, then the difference is made when we choose what goes inside ….” Therefore, let’s be mindful of the information we consume, be it through books, lectures, news on radio, TV, discussions, private conversations, etc. Let’s load up on positive valuable thoughts that add value, let’s remember that what we take in will influence what we give out; let’s be more aware of what comes out of us. It is said that ‘as we call it into the woods, so will it echo back to us’.
To make the most of this knowledge and the new resource we want to explore, let’s free our mind of undue pressure, worries and concerns from the day-to-day living. Let’s take the time to discover the power of our mind by taking an inner journey to help us uncover who we are, find purpose in the journey of our lives and attempt to uncover and then actualise our potentials. The journey starts now, let’s explore together!