Category: Freedom

My Choices Are My Destiny

Choice Week
 
 
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
 
— William Jennings Bryan
 
 
“Our lives are the sum total of the choices we have made.”
 
— Wayne Dyer
 
 
 
[Classic post from 6-1-11]
 
As I consider where I am right now today, with the awareness that my thoughts create my life, I find myself curiously accepting responsibility for everything about my life. It is an act that would at any other time in my life be rejected as folly, yet now I find that to attempt to reject it is folly.
 
So, I look at myself in the mirror when I get out of the shower and I was thinking this morning of what a magnificent creator I have become. Just look at that body in all its glory! I created that image, along with the way it looks. If I don't like the look very much, I have only one to blame. It isn't the food, or anything else exterior. It is purely my own thinking that brought me here.
 
It is so empowering and also shocking and it makes me laugh and I celebrate my success as a creator. Maybe I was intending to create something a bit more athletic and lean, and honorable intentions they may have been; however, I have created successfully nonetheless whatever vision I see before me. Indeed, I am always successful at creation, though ofttimes I may be a bit confused as to the clarity of it.
 
 
The Good News Is That I Can Just Create A Better Image Anytime I Choose.
 
Spread Some Joy Today–In any situation, I have a choice on how I will view it, react or respond to it, feel about it. I find more joy in always–always choosing the better feeling thought regardless of what others choose or what they think about my choices.

Choosing Happiness Regardless Of Circumstance

 Choice Week
 
“The self is not something ready-made, but something
in continuous formation through choice of action.”
 
— John Dewey
 
 
 
[Classic post from 5-29-11]
 
To the above quote, I would add, choice of thought or action. Thought is not always related to action, and besides, the thought comes prior to the action.
 
I thought I would have a theme for the week and a choice is perfect. Everything starts with our choices: choices of thought, choices of reaction, choices of decision. In fact, each and every one of us are magnificent creators in that we are constantly creating our own lives, circumstances, and events by choice we are either making now or have made in the past.
 
Today was a wonderful day. It was about 65 degrees with mostly sun, so there were some clouds. It was warm in the sun, so wearing a t-shirt was just fine if you were out and about. It was just warm enough to be comfortable and cool enough to not get hot. It was a glorious day. Later in the day, dark clouds came in and gave us a small amount of rain for a few hours. Not the kind of rain that would stop you from doing what you were already going to do. In fact, to me, it felt great and I just let it drip on me and I had fun with it.
 
I went to the store and a guy was getting petitions signed, and I said, “isn’t it a great day?” He said, “yeah, except for the rain.” I kept going. I don’t swim upstream. Let him have it his way. It’s all good.
 
But, it gave me thought. You know, I used to say the same kind of thing; in fact, for most of my life, I would have responded very similarly. And the thought I had is that it is purely 100% a choice that has made the difference in me. I simply decided to enjoy the weather no matter what the weather is–it is the weather. I stopped looking at or listening to forecasts, kept an umbrella in the car for downpours, and that was it.
 
Guess what happened then. . . the weather didn’t change; it was still the weather, but I changed. The weather became enjoyable regardless of what it was. I began to see beauty and elegance in each and every day. Even if the weather caused traffic delays, I just enjoyed the moments, the clouds, the color of the sky, the breeze, everything about it. Of course, the result of this was that I became a happier person and had fewer reasons to be unhappy.
 
So, as I am out and about and hear people and their responses to the weather, I thought today that if someone wanted to be happier, making a decision about the weather would be a really good place to start. Then after mastering the weather, who knows what they could do?
 
 
Happiness Is Such A Simple Thing, And So Very Easy To Achieve. Anyone Can Do It.
 
Spread Some Joy Today–Being joyous is the easiest way to do that.

Choosing Not To Choose Is Still Choice

 “When you have to make a choice and
don't make it, that is in itself a choice.”
 
— William James
 
 
 
[Classic post from 5-30-11]
 
 
How many times in my life have I drug my feet, procrastinated, and even flat refused to make a choice, and yet, that strangely enough is a choice. It's not the most effective one perhaps, but it is a choice. Indeed, sometimes it can actually be the 'right' choice, but I think that more often than not, failing to choose turns out poorly.
 
It doesn't seem logical that someone might choose to fail, but often that is actually the case and often within that context, it is the reluctance to choose that ends up the culprit. So failing to choose can certainly lead to choosing to fail.
 
A far better way might be to take control and make decisions, and practice.
 
 
Practice Makes Perfect. Perfect Takes Practice.
 
Spread Some Joy Today–Have some fun today. Smile at everyone with joy in your heart. See what happens.

Transforming The Power Of Thought

All emotion is thought. And, at the same time, a response to thought.

This was the 14th message of the 20-day stream beginning with the concept of everything is thought.

I have studied this stuff for a long time now and the single most powerful source of resonating knowledge for me is from Abraham, Esther Hicks. They make it simple and I love simple.

Numbers 15 and 16 expand on this: “All emotion is internal and external communication.” And, “How we feel explains our thinking. Most of our thoughts are passing and benign. The most powerful thoughts are those filled with emotion. The greater the emotion or feeling, the more powerful the thought or action.”

All emotion is communication from our Source. We could call this our soul or higher power or Source within, etc., but it is communication to our physical brain and body from that which is above and outside of our physical senses. We know it inside by how we feel and in our awareness, this demonstrates to us what we are thinking because so often we are thinking without awareness. It is external communication because how we feel is demonstrated by our physical being. It shows. Others can see it. We can see it in the mirror. It is internal and external communication of the highest order.

Our thought determines how we feel and how we feel is influencing our thoughts. The stronger the feeling, the greater the power of the thought that created the feeling, to begin with. You could see this as power, determination, conviction, unwavering resolve, and more. Emotion is a powerful thought that adds power to thought as it scales upward in strength.

If you really wanted something and felt the strength of your resolve to have it, as the emotion is extended and expanded, that something must come to you. That is how powerful thought can be.

As a young salesman in the early 1970s, I wanted to win trips that were offered and more. I focused on pumping up my emotions and resolve in many ways and these trips came to pass. I didn’t really understand it then, but it is completely clear to me now.

The power of thought laced with the power of emotion is one of the most powerful forces in the Universe.

Completely Simple

Everything Is Thought.

For the last 20 posts, which began with the simple statement here that everything is thought, I’ve expanded with each post a little insight and explanation on a grand epiphany that I had recently where I can now see how thought rules our lives and our world.  Three words say it all very well. It is this simple and yet magnificently profound. I can even make it simpler by stating that all there is. is energy, and thought is energy.

I used to think that it was much more complicated. The complications, if I wanted to call them this, come from the third statement I wrote over and over again. It only has four words; albeit, one is unnecessary: “And, Thoughts Become Things.” In other words, thought is the initiator of everything we perceive with our senses.

This answers questions such as, “how do we change the world,” or, “how do I change my life?” and more. And, the answer is clear and simple: change our thoughts. I couldn’t say that this is easy or hard, but it is completely simple.

Since we control our own thoughts and have no power to control anyone else’s, how can we change the world or change another? We cannot change them; however, we are powerful, not powerless and we change the world or others by changing our thoughts about them. In other words, or rather, better words, we change ourselves. This is our greatest power. We control all of it. Others may influence and we may influence others, but no one can think for us and we cannot think for them.

Judgment Exists As Thought

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience,
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every Kind Of Thought Exists And Is Valid.

We Have No Power Or Authority
Over Any Thoughts Other Than Our Own.

Our Thoughts May Influence Or Be Influenced;
Regardless, Our Thoughts Are Solely Each Our Own Responsibility.

All Emotion Is Thought
And, At The Same Time, A Response To Thought.

All Emotion Is Internal And External Communication.

How we feel explains our thinking.
Most of our thoughts are passing and benign.
The most powerful thoughts are those filled with emotion.
The greater the emotion or feeling,
the more powerful the thought and action.

As a thought is thought often,
and particularly with entangled emotion,
it becomes a belief and part of our philosophy.

A belief does not require reason or explanation.
It is simply repetitive thought.

Beliefs are malleable.
Since thought caused the belief,
a changed thought can create new beliefs.

All judgment is thought.
The idea of good and evil is simply a choice of thought.
The idea of right and wrong is simply a choice of thought.
Each thought displays a perspective
which is simply a choice of thought.

Beliefs Are Malleable

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience,
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every Kind Of Thought Exists And Is Valid.

We Have No Power Or Authority
Over Any Thoughts Other Than Our Own.

Our Thoughts May Influence Or Be Influenced;
Regardless, Our Thoughts Are Solely Each Our Own Responsibility.

All Emotion Is Thought
And, At The Same Time, A Response To Thought.

All Emotion Is Internal And External Communication.

How we feel explains our thinking.
Most of our thoughts are passing and benign.
The most powerful thoughts are those filled with emotion.
The greater the emotion or feeling,
the more powerful the thought and action.

As a thought is thought often,
and particularly with entangled emotion,
it becomes a belief and part of our philosophy.

A belief does not require reason or explanation.
It is simply repetitive thought.

Beliefs are malleable.
Since thought caused the belief,
a changed thought can create new beliefs.

Simply Repetitive Thought

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience,
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every Kind Of Thought Exists And Is Valid.

We Have No Power Or Authority
Over Any Thoughts Other Than Our Own.

Our Thoughts May Influence Or Be Influenced;
Regardless, Our Thoughts Are Solely Each Our Own Responsibility.

All Emotion Is Thought
And, At The Same Time, A Response To Thought.

All Emotion Is Internal And External Communication.

How we feel explains our thinking.
Most of our thoughts are passing and benign.
The most powerful thoughts are those filled with emotion.
The greater the emotion or feeling,
the more powerful the thought and action.

As a thought is thought often,
and particularly with entangled emotion,
it becomes a belief and part of our philosophy.

A belief does not require reason or explanation.
It is simply repetitive thought.

Emerging Belief

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience,
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every Kind Of Thought Exists And Is Valid.

We Have No Power Or Authority
Over Any Thoughts Other Than Our Own.

Our Thoughts May Influence Or Be Influenced;
Regardless, Our Thoughts Are Solely Each Our Own Responsibility.

All Emotion Is Thought
And, At The Same Time, A Response To Thought.

All Emotion Is Internal And External Communication.

How we feel explains our thinking.
Most of our thoughts are passing and benign.
The most powerful thoughts are those filled with emotion.
The greater the emotion or feeling,
the more powerful the thought and action.

As a thought is thought often,
and particularly with entangled emotion,
it becomes a belief and part of our philosophy.

Action Powered Thought

Everything is thought.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G
Is Thought.

And,
Thoughts Become Things.

Things Is Our Experience.

We Choose Our Thoughts.

By Choosing Our Thoughts,
We Choose Our Experience.

Therefore,
To Choose A Different Experience,
We Must Choose Different Thoughts.

Since Thought Is A Choice,
Every Choice Is A Perspective.

All Perspectives Are Valid And Unique To The Perceiver.

Thought Is So Powerful
That It Directs The World And All Experience

Every Kind Of Thought Exists And Is Valid.

We Have No Power Or Authority
Over Any Thoughts Other Than Our Own.

Our Thoughts May Influence Or Be Influenced;
Regardless, Our Thoughts Are Solely Each Our Own Responsibility.

All Emotion Is Thought
And, At The Same Time, A Response To Thought.

All Emotion Is Internal And External Communication.

How we feel explains our thinking.
Most of our thoughts are passing and benign.
The most powerful thoughts are those filled with emotion.
The greater the emotion or feeling,
the more powerful the thought and action.

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