The basic law of the mind is that it is your thoughts that create your reality. Your feelings, your behavior, and what you attract and magnetize into your life – ALL come from your thoughts.
Is the glass of water half empty or half full? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Do you look at what happens in life as teachings, lessons, challenges and opportunities to grow? Or do you look at things as bummers, problems, aggravations, irritations and upsets? It is how you think, interpret, and perceive every experience in your life that will determine how you feel and act in any given situation.
It is important to understand that you don’t see only with your eyes; you see with your mind, through your belief system. It was Norman Vincent Peale who said, “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
The mind creates bondage or the mind creates liberation, meaning that it is how you think, and how you manage your thoughts that will determine whether you achieve liberation or remain in bondage. I believe that Heaven and Hell are places but first they are states of mind that you create. When the negative ego is your guide and teacher, you live in a state of “HELL” created by your own thinking. Now you might be asking what is this “negative ego” she is on about, well the negative ego came from humanity’s misuse of free will choice. Man is the only creature who has the ability to think out of harmony with God.
A Course in Miracles states, “There are only two emotions, love and fear, choose whom ye shall serve.” Your attitudes create your feelings. With the ego’s mind, you create fear-based negative feelings and, with a spiritual attitude, you create love-based feelings. You have the ability to choose the way you feel because your thoughts and attitudes cause your emotions.
Buddha, in his four noble truths, said that all suffering comes from wrong points of view, stating, “What you think – you become, what you feel – you attract, what you imagine – you create.”
What I am saying is that, true healing cannot occur unless the negative ego is fully transcended. As Sai Baba said, “God equals man minus ego.”
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