As You Think, So Shall You Become

The mind is everything. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” writes Buddha, reminding great leaders of the powerful influence of their thinking on their life. Their thoughts create their worldview of life and become the foundation from which their attitudes, behaviors and actions emanate.

Dr. Wayne Dyer beautifully captures this reality in seven simple words that, as he writes, “are perhaps the most important things that we can learn and master in our lives.” His seven words are: “AS YOU THINK, SO SHALL YOU BE.” Our thoughts define who we are, shape the life we live and inspire the dreams we dream and create the realities we accomplish. Our thoughts are choices… in our hands to make. May we remind ourselves daily: I AM WHAT I THINK, remembering Dyer’s gentle and caring counsel on their impact: “You become what you think about all day long, and those days eventually become your lifetime.”

Choose to make your lifetime one that is filled with great beauty, accomplishments, wisdom, caring and giving that, at end of days, you may proclaim proudly and joyfully: No regrets! I lived my life to my fullest. Enjoy your magnificent journey and be more than you ever dreamed you could be… every day, every minute, every second. Life is so very precious.

A gentle reminder: Make it one heck of a summer! It goes by so quickly.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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3 Responses to As You Think, So Shall You Become

  1. Michelle Inn says:

    Ah, this is great. I have a friend who constantly tells me that she thinks everything just comes together, or “pulls through” as us young people like to call it, in my life. And for a while I didn’t understand why she saw me like that. So, naturally, I analyzed her words and my situation to the point where I had an answer for myself. I realized that I have a seemingly more positive outlook than my friend did. I, often, look for the best in things no matter how bad something is and I reach out to find the silver lining (at least, that’s what I think I do). But that’s all that matters. As long as I’m trying to be positive, as long as I can assure myself happiness and success by simply trusting myself, my mindset, and my work, I can become what I want to be. I can appreciate and, thus, things “pull through” for me.

    Thanks for sharing this and further supporting my overthinking mind!

  2. Jim Redel says:

    I just stumbled across this. In the Buddhist context “What you think you become” is not a positive affirmation. The quote basically comes from the “Honey-Cake Sutta,” where both the Buddha and Mah?kacc?na make the argument is that perception ultimately leads to thought, ultimately leads to an arising sense of self (becoming). The problem is, of course, what you believe is the proper path for you is only that – a belief that incorporates the illusion of an autonomous self, and one that is likely to be misguided. Sorry.

  3. Ras Jeffari says:

    No actually it is from the book of
    proverbs chapter 23 verse 7

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