All the powers in the universe are already ours.
It is we who have put our hands before our eyes
and cry that it is dark.
We are what our thoughts have made us;
so take care about what you think.
Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind,
it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
We reap what we sow.
We are the makers of our own fate.
None else have the blame, none has the praise.
There is no help for you outside of yourself;
you are the creator of the universe.
Like the silkworm
you have built a cocoon around yourself…
Burst your own cocoon and come out as the beautiful butterfly,
as the free soul.
Then alone you will see Truth.
In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
God sits in the temple of every human body.
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
More and more people are talking about the Law of Attraction. Our thoughts, conscious and subconscious, affect how the world interacts with us. If we worry about debt, then we attract more debt to us. If we feel positive about the day then more positive things will happen. What do you think of this idea?
I do believe that if we approach something from a negative point of view that it is difficult for us to see anything positive about it. For example, if we wake up late and it is raining and all we think about is how bad this day is going to be. Then everything that happens from that time forward will also be seen as bad like spilling your coffee. If you start off thinking the day is going to be great and fun, the spilling of the coffee may be seen as I didn’t need to drink that anyway.
I do believe that it takes more than positive thinking about our world to attract things to us. Without action, nothing happens. I can think positive about losing weight and how great I will feel after losing 20 lbs. But if I don’t make any changes to my diet and exercise, what are the chances that I will lose the weight. From personal experience, no chance at all. Gaining more weight is the most likely outcome.
Therefore, the statement of bursting out of your cocoon fits. Nothing will happen as long as you stay in your secure, safe, known world. Changes is difficult for most of us because it means we may no longer be safe. I love the statements, “Feel the fear and do it anyway” and “Let go and let God”. Thinking about the positives does help make taking action easier.
Please comment on your thoughts and experiences.