"What you think, You become."
While this is not the real quote that Buddha spoke, it is paraphrasing this fuller text:
"Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with sensuality, abandoning thinking imbued with renunciation, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with sensuality. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with ill will, abandoning thinking imbued with non-ill will, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with ill will. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with harmfulness, abandoning thinking imbued with harmlessness, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with harmfulness."
Why is this important?
You have around 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day!
Let's do a thought experiment. Where ever you are in this moment I want you to spend the next 20 seconds looking at everything GREEN.
20 Seconds.... GO!
How many things did you see? Can make a mental list of all the green things you saw?
Great! Now make a list of all the brown things you saw.
You were so busy focusing on the green that you missed the full view of everything you could have potentially focused on.
There is so much external stimulation with marketing and societal norms that since we are young we are bombareded with things trying to grab our attention and formulate who we think we are for us.
It is up to you
to sit down and REALLY evaluate WHO you would like to be, WHAT you would like to think about, and HOW you can get there.
Once you figure out whether you want to look at the greens or the browns or the reds or the purples.
You need to spend each day practicing on SEEING those things.
My goal is to feel **GRATITUDE** and see **BEAUTY** and train my brain to focus on what is **GOOD** in this world versus what is not working. I am not ignoring pain, suffering, or the ugliness that does exist, but by focusing on the GOOD, I feel more abundant, more calm, more grateful and it allows me to see the good in others and be open to the world. It allows me to open my arms and GIVE love and trust and kindness to those who may need it more instead of feeling fearful, defensive and closed.
My goal is to see the rainbows more than I see the clouds.
What do YOU want to think about? Who do YOU want to become?
In health & transformation,