The heart holds out the treasures of life to the hands of thought and words as an apple tree holds out its fruit to the hungry. The thoughts you think activate the energy fields that dictate the outcome of your day-to-day experience. Cultivate a thought pattern that pictures the ultimate life. ‘A man’s life will be of the character of his thoughts’ John G Lake.
“It is the habitual thought that frames itself into our lives that affects us even more than our intimate social relations do. Our confidential friends have not so much to do in the shaping of our lives as the thoughts which we harbour.” Teale.
A value-conscious focus will continue to block out of your life and mind those distractions, which could possibly hinder you in your embrace of life’s excellence. Your thoughts are your sanctuary, your sacred space, and your secret place.
Our thoughts are silent words that only God and we hear, but those words affect our inner man, our health, our joy and our total attitude. [Unknown]
Very poetic and deep insights… 🙂 The first paragraph reminds me of Proverbs 4 that says “Guard your heart (thought life), for out of it springs the issues of life – for indeed “The heart holds out the treasures of life to the hands of thoughts and words.” We usually say words based on what we are thinking about, hence the counsel in our hearts is like deep waters that flow out to bless others when we speak 🙂
“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding (Holy Spirit) will draw it out… The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.” (Proverbs 20:5; Proverbs 18:4) “… out of his heart will flow rivers of living waters” (John 7:38)
Teale has a good point — I think it’s true that our habitual thoughts shape our lives more than our friends, so when we cultivate a habit of thinking empowering, loving thoughts towards ourselves and others, we can even influence others or change the atmosphere with our positive thought energies. 🙂
Amen, our thoughts are our sanctuary, silent words which only God and ourselves hear. They affect our inner man and shape our life. 🙂
“There is gold and a multitude of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.” (Proverbs 20:15) These are precious jewels of wisdom to reflect upon. 🙂