Master Gardner of Your Soul

Our minds are like gardens; they grow whatever we allow to take root.

“Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits, which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts.  By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life.  He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind-garden
elements operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances, and destiny.”  From “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen (free copy here – As a Man Thinketh)

In walking through shopping areas, business lobbies, and visiting in people’s homes I am appalled at how commonly there is a TV running in the background.  Especially right now with all the political rancor I wonder if people understand the impact of that negative dialogue.  If our mind is like a garden, what seeds are being sown with constant criticism, angry outbursts, stories of rape, murder and terror being the ongoing input?

Control your own destiny by controlling what goes into your mind.  The books you read, the thoughts you think, the TV you watch, the conversations you participate in, the people you associate with, and the music you listen to combine to create your future.  Are you sowing the seeds for the life you want five years from now?

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