“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. . .
As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them. This applies equally to those acts called “spontaneous” and “unpremeditated” as to those, which are deliberately executed.
Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and bitter fruitage of his own husbandry.“ As a Man Thinketh, James Allen, Free Library
Give your character and your soul a chance to grow, treat yourself and others kindly in your thoughts.
The key is to become aware of the differences in your body when thinking soul enhancing thoughts vs thoughts that cause you stress or worry.
When you can feel the difference in your body, the choice will become easier. The path to character opens up and rewards you with positive responses from the universe.
When you stray from the path, gently and kindly remind yourself your goal is to build character and to stretch your soul, and ask yourself how your current thoughts are making you feel. Are your feelings in alignment with your goal?
If your thoughts are causing you strife, breathe deeply and kindly redirect your thoughts, taking a moment to applaud yourself for shifting gears. Peace is character building and joy helps shine a light on the path you want to follow.
It’s scary, I know. To trust yourselves so deeply that you believe you are the master of your feelings and your path, but the rewards are so great it is a shame to not give it a chance.