Your Life Is What Your Thoughts Make of It

“A man’s world is not primarily made of the circumstances that surround him.  The kind of thoughts he thinks determines the exact kind of world in which he lives.  You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.

“The wisest men of all time have said this.  Nineteen hundred years ago there lived a Roman Emperor by the name of Marcus Aurelius.  He has been called the wisest man of the Roman Empire.  On his long marches and military campaigns, he sat by his campfire writing his thoughts.  These thoughts were gathered together in a book called The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, one of the greatest heritages from antiquity.  And one of the greatest things that this wise man said is this:  ‘Your life is what your thoughts make of it.’”  – Norman Vincent Peale, A Guide to Confident Living

Marcus Aurelius knew “the secret.”  And, like many others from long ago, he wrote it down.  It is just awaiting our discovery.  “Your life is what your thoughts make of it.”

This sentence is another way of describing the law of attraction.  When we write affirmations, even when we say them, we are changing our thoughts.  When we write our list of desired manifestations, and mull over them, we are changing our thoughts.  The world will note the difference.  So will the cosmos, God Himself.  Our present and future is determined by what we think, and what we have been thinking.

If our thoughts stay positive (as Norman would say, author of The Power of Positive Thinking), we are on the right road.  If we dwell on the negative, we will, conversely, draw that negative thing to ourselves.

Let’s keep our thoughts uplifted today.

There is no better way to live.  Not other “right” way.

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