Be Ye Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

“What you think, what you have been thinking over a long period of time, what you are going to think in the days ahead will determine precisely what you are and the kind of world you live in.  What you think determines what you become.

“Change your thoughts and you will change your world.  Change your thoughts correctly and everything will change into inner peace, happiness and personal power.

“‘Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.’  (Romans 12:2.)   No wiser thing was ever said.  You can transform yourself, the world in which you live, your home conditions, your business conditions, in fact your whole life, by a spiritual renewing of your thoughts.”  Norman Vincent Peale, A Guide to Confident Living

We know intuitively that what we think, we become.  Yet it is hard to master our thoughts, for they are like little puppies who want to wander away from home.   It is hard to make a determination that one will always think lightness and joy; habits of negative thinking die hard.

If we choose a word of negation when we realize that we have dipped into the negative—just saying, “Cancel!” or “Halt!” or “Stop!,” then we will have a method to overcome our madness.  We will be on the right trek, finally.  I often tell myself, when dipping into the negative, “Just go with the flow,” and “Don’t make a big deal out of it.”  These two sentences, when used in conjunction with each other, often turn my mind to a happier place.  It IS possible to trim our negative thoughts, replacing them with something much brighter.

Our mind will then be renewed.   We can let our heart inform our mind, for our heart never falls into the wrong place.  Our heart doesn’t need proofs about God.  Our heart intuitively understands that there is Someone greater than we ourselves, Someone Who created us.

When we turn our heart, and then our mind, to that Someone, we are finally getting in step with the music of the cosmos.

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