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What You Think Really Matters
What are you thinking about right now? Did you know that what you think about most of the time is what you will likely experience? Are you thinking about health? Check it. If you desire to be healthy then that is exactly what you should be thinking about. The best thing you can do to experience good health is to think good healthy thoughts!
I know this may sound a bit strange. Particularly since we have been taught our entire lives that we must do something if we wish to have anything new occur. However, you can’t do anything that you can’t first conceive. Every physical thing in the world today began as a a concept in someone’s mind. And every life situation, whether you believe it or not, is a result of your previous thought or your consciousness.
But we have never been taught how consciousness works. This was certainly not taught when I was in school and to the best of my knowledge it is not being taught now. But it most definitely should be.
This is where spirituality comes in. Spiritual laws are descriptions of how consciousness operates.
You may be thinking to yourself (no pun intended), why should I care about how consciousness operates. You should care because consciousness influences everything. In fact, internationally renowned psychiatrist, consciousness researcher and spiritual lecturer, David R. Hawkins states in his work Power Vs. Force that:
“There are no causes in the observable world, the observable world is a world of effects.”
This assertion begs the question, if we live in world of effects where is the cause. According to Hawkins, our thoughts are the causes. In fact, your thoughts are first and only cause. Think about that. Are you experiencing a life that does not match what you think about most of the time?
Does what you think about instantly take on a level of importance than it previously held before you read that statement? If it does not maybe it should. Thought influence behavior and behavior leads to life circumstances. We must learn to discipline our minds, because many believe our thoughts do not become things, our thoughts are indeed the manifestation; they are one and the same.
Kai Ajala Dupé is a doctoral student at Pepperdine University where he is conducting research on Why African American Males Are Underrepresented in Computing. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.