Thought: The Ancestor of Action

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” ~ Buddha

If we all simply step aside, into a sphere of observance, and witness the course of life unfold around us, we can learn a truth that hides nowhere but in plain sight. Wind blows, water flows, earth moves and life is abundantly born in each moment of eternal creation. Thought is the mirror to this graceful motion of nature. Thoughts are things, and are born such as life.

We humans have the incredible ability to remake the world in our own minds. We can alter it, shape it and recreate it without movement, with simple conscious thought. In fact, in one brief moment, in half the time it takes to blink, one single articulation of thought can impact a person or generations of people for millennia, and correspondingly affect life experience like nothing else ever could. This of course applies even more whence the thought is acted upon.

Take an excerpt from this simple life reading given by Edgar Cayce in 1944:

“Compare {the soul entering consciousness} with the activity in self: A thought enters the mind. You either entertain it or discard it. If you discard it, it has little or no effect and yet because you discard it doesn’t make or cause the thought to be less productive had it been entertained.”

This simple frame of truth, this sentiment of how divine we are is all too profound; more than most would first discern. When I first read the above statement, I smiled and retraced my place so to re-read and interpret it over and over. The more I read it, the more I smiled, and the more I smiled the more it occurred to me just how simple a thought can affect our lives, bodies and those around us.

Discarded or not, a thought is indeed born and makes its impact upon its birth. It enters the mind and causes more thought. It can even cause bliss, joy, fear or pain. It can cause stress, or cause a powerful endorphin release into the body. Thought can build vast empires, heal millions of lives, or destroy and conquer.

Thoughts are things, and must be observed with great care. Whether you entertain your thought or discard it, make no mistake that it has been born and all thought will either be useful or destructive. These must be acted upon only with right intention and harmonious ideals. These must bear balance within the self, within the right ideal and with the promise of helping, never hurting.

It has been said that a man loves to build, but lusts after the power to tear down the very things he builds. When we attune and observe our thoughts, we must ask the question before action… From what sphere does this come, from the self and for the self? Or, from the divine, from the Godhead; from the eternal soul. The choice is simple.. observe, and know the sphere. Where our thoughts dwell, so do our hearts.

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10 thoughts on “Thought: The Ancestor of Action

  1. Very nice! The more we learn about our minds, the more I see why Paul says in his letter to the Philippians “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” I think what you are speaking of is a big part of why he said these things. Thank you for sharing :).

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