Everything in this physical world was first a thought. The iphone you so covet for all of its various apps, the ipod you carry in your pocket that has your 1000 songs. Sometime just for fun try carrying 1000 CDs! It will help you to really appreciate the innovation. They didn't change the music, They didn't create a demand for it, Apple simply innovated the delivery, food for thought when you start to think of your winning business idea. Also TVs, computers, cars, frozen Kaiteur mochas to name a few vital 21th century must haves! All began their lives as thoughts.
Now here's the thing, you don't argue about these realities! You don't have to have a high IQ to understand that this is the reality of the physical world we live in. To put it another way:
Thoughts are things, nothing just is, it first was.
It has been said that existence itself was nothing more than a thought in the mind of God. Provocative though it may be I believe that all of the physical matter that we observe and even the dark matter that we don't, are sustained in the mind of God. If you believe that, it gives you a different prospective on owning stuff and defining your worth (whether you admit it to yourself or not ) by them. It leads you to be not conformed but transformed by the renewal of your mind to paraphrase Paul (Rom 12:2)
Now I want you to suspend disbelief for a moment and come with me as I tell you a story about, well you. Since all that is first was in the form of a thought in the mind of someone or the great Deity at the highest level of creation. Why do you find it so hard to believe that you can think yourself into the life you want! That you life today is nothing more than a collection of your thoughts, so far.
You see for someone like me who is interested in the power of choice. I don't have to wonder about your thought life, your life today screams it out. Whatsoever thoughts good and whatsoever thoughts bad. To say it more plainly you are today what you have thought over a number of years.
Now this is where you have to allow yourself to be honest with yourself and take ownership. So its not your boss, or wife, or husband or the economy. On that last point I have heard many credible economists who study economic trends say that much of what eventually brings countries out of recession is the change in attitude of the citizens. They all seem to get tired of feeling sorry for themselves and not buying that new thing they have been eying and before long inventories start getting low, production ramps up, businesses have to employ more labor, who as a result of being employed and the optimism that results start spending. Before long we are in the midst of a robust recovery. Some of you are not too old to recognize the term “ Its morning in America again”. That commercial by Ronald Regan spoke to the renewed sense of energy in America after it began to emerge from the deep rescission of the late 70s and early 80s.
We are fast approaching the end of another year and dare I say its not too soon to start thinking of that
national obsession, the New Year's resolution. The Gym owners are
getting ready for this year's new crop of suckers even as I type. To
be sure, I have nothing against those guys if I owned a gym I'd be
smiling too. But why not let us all try something radically new for
the remainder of this year and next and beyond. Let us think
ourselves into our ideal life! Start that new business you have been
dieing to hatch, for encouragement Google how many highly successful
businesses where started during times of economic downturn. Get that
new job, As I have heard said if you don't think you are the most
qualified for the job don't expect them to convince you that you are.
Make that phone call to begin to repair that long neglected
relationship, I view with great credibility the thoughts of those who
have lived a great life and comment on what they have discovered to
be most important, curious that holding a grudge never makes the top
10 or 100 or 1,000 or 10,000. What does is health and family.
Thoughts are things, nothing just is, it first was. With that in mind lets go change the world we have total control of, the one between our ears.
Blog to you soon!