|Posted on October 18, 2009 at 9:45 AM|
"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
(This quote is written on a small chalk board in my favorite chiropractor"s office).
Consider the change that would be possible if we would each carefully consider and observe and clean up our own thoughts. Thoughts are powerful and can do great good but they can also do great harm, so it is important to watch your thoughts. Speaking poorly about yourself or about others is harmful. Those thoughts are being filtered through your perceptions and may or not be true, they are merely your assessment. If you are going to talk about someone why not share something that is kind. Share the highest story of a person. Remember the saying "that if you don't have something nice to say...don't say anything at all." We could be healing and helping ourselves and others with our thoughts and our words.
If you want to understand the power of your thoughts and the effect on your own physiology try this excercise that I use occassionally when teaching. Close your eyes and consider something negative or painful. Pay attention to how your body is feeling. Now think of something that pleases you. How does your body feel? What you just experienced was the power of your own thoughts. Remember be kind, do no harm. ~ Mary 2007
Here is a short clip that goes into describing the physiology of thoughts.