You are what you eat, but are you what you think? Appropriately, it is food for thought. Many people don’t believe their thoughts have much bearing on who they are, what they have become, and where they find themselves in life. I beg to differ.
It only makes sense that our thoughts and our imagination have great power. They lead us through the tunnel of life. They are a bright beacon shining, guiding us into the own known. If we think there is danger ahead, there probably is. If we think there is shelter and refuge, we will probably find it. You may ask, “Is it really that simple?” It is if you believe it is, but it takes time. It is like any goal you want to achieve. It takes work and practice. Your conscious mind must learn how to continually focus on and reinforce the result you desire.
Here in lies the hard part. Our conscious minds are constantly being bombarded by outside influences. The media, advertisements, and all other kinds of propaganda are trying to tell us how to eat, how to sleep, how to dress, how to act, and how to live. So as we focus on who we want to be, all these other drivers are trying to take the wheel and steer us in a different direction. Many times we allow others to control our vehicle only to crash and burn.
We become frustrated with our efforts and decide it just isn’t worth the struggle. We end up settling and following the herd of zombies, walking aimlessly, no where, just drifting along as they lose their meaning and purpose in life. They could have accomplished great things had they listened to their own inner voice. Instead they let it be silenced.
So all I ask is that you examine why you are where you are in life. Is that where you want to be? Is that your calling? How did you end up there? Do you want more? Think for yourself. You probably have fantastic ideas but someone else said, “You shouldn’t do that.” And in your wish to fit in, you agreed, even though at first you thought it was a great idea.
Don’t let others take away your individuality because they have lost their own identity. They want to drag you down. Step away from the pack. Keep believing in yourself, your dreams, your ideas. Let your desires and thoughts be the driver in your life. Be yourself. Listen to your thoughts. Follow your dreams and ambitions.
John Lennon said it so poignantly, “Imagine all the people living for today.” He was inspired. He believed in the power of thought and imagination. Live for today. Live the life you dream about. Your imagination is the ruler of your destiny. Let it be the spark that sets your world on fire.