Monday, July 4, 2016

What was I Thinking?

We are what we think...
All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.  -Buddha

Often we find pearls of wisdom from many different people and cultures. When I first read this I wasn't sure that I agreed with Buddha's statement. We don't always act on what we are thinking, and thankfully so or many of us would be in a world of trouble.

However, I believe there is some truth here, and most certainly something to be taken away from this quote. 


On the negative side, too often we are hit with "What was I thinking" so we should guard our thoughts and be aware when what we are thinking is something with which we would not want make our world.

The converse is also true, and if our consciousness is filled with good, kind and loving thoughts, we can indeed make a better world for ourselves.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, everyone!



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6 comments:

  1. I always try to remember Phillipians 4:8.

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    1. That's a good verse to keep in mind, Christine.

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  2. Hi Linda.
    It is so easy to fall into the "What was I thinking?" frame of mind...then we need to be conscious of what we are thinking about what we were thinking. We are our own worst enemies!

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    1. Hi Davina! I think we have all a some of those moments, and sometimes it happens before we even complete what we were doing that caused us to think it in the first place.

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  3. It seems we all wear a little devil and an angel on our shoulders - I just need to be better at flicking the devil off and heed the words of the angel talking to me. Good post!
    Saimi

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    1. Hi Saimi, welcome to Roses to Rainbows. That pesky little devil tries to get in the last word, but we need to silence him and go with the angel. Keep good thoughts in our minds.

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