“What we focus on expands”

When we focus on a particular thought, our mind often immediately responds by calling up similar thoughts. Positive and loving thoughts and feelings spark a whole range of thoughts and feelings that can lift our spirits. If, on the other hand, we concentrate on negative thoughts and fearful emotions, we may conjure up an ever-greater […]

“Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind”

Twenty years ago, comedian Flip Wilson made famous the phrase, “What you see is what you get.” While this is a common belief, it would perhaps be more accurate to say, “What you think is what you get!” Thoughts, like seeds, sprout and blossom according to their variety, and the thoughts you cultivate create your […]

“When you rule your mind, you rule your world”

Great teachers down through the ages have described the importance of our mind and of being master over our thoughts. Buddha said, “The mind is everything; what you think, you become.” Ramakrishna, the beloved Indian mystic put it this way: “By the mind one is bound, by the mind one is freed. . . . […]

“Beautiful thoughts build a beautiful soul”

Have you ever thought of beauty as a necessity in your life? Beauty isn’t only pleasant to the eye, but it is an essence that helps us to live more productive and happy lives. When we are receptive to seeing and feeling the beauty around us, we become more attuned to the creative Presence of […]

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself”

A man who was weary of the frantic pace of city life gave up his job, sold his apartment, and moved into a small cabin in the woods. He wanted to find the peace of mind that eluded him in the city. For a few weeks, he thought he had found contentment, but soon he […]

“You create your own reality”

Do you believe that “reality” may be something outside of yourself? We often hear reference made to the “real world out there.” To be sure, there can be a world beyond our own personal reality—an outer world that may have an appearance and distinction of its own. However, another world, an inner one, may be […]

“As you think, so you are”

In the course of his spiritual instruction Jesus said, “By their fruits you shall know them.” He went on to say, “Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles. So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit” (Matthew 7:15-17). In this message, Jesus was warning the people of […]

“Your life becomes what you think”

Thought—the act or process of thinking—is one of the greatest powers we possess, and like most powers it can be used positively or negatively, as we choose. A great majority of people have never been taught how to use thought, the master power of the mind. It is just as essential to know how to […]

“Healthy minds tend to cause healthy bodies, and vice versa”

Take a look at any of today’s news-stand magazines, and chances are one of the leading articles may be on the management of stress or fitness. Stress is one of the leading causes of illness in today’s world, and more and more doctors and scientists are discovering vital links between body, mind, and spirit. Emotional […]