Thought of the Day
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mind is the wielder of muscles. The force of a hammer blow depends on the energy applied; the power expressed by a man's bodily instrument depends on his aggressive will and courage. The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind. Through pressure of instincts from past lives, strengths or weaknesses percolate gradually into human consciousness. They express as habits, which in turn ossify into a desirable or an undesirable body. Outward frailty has mental origin; in a vicious circle, the habit-bound body thwarts the mind. If the master allows himself to be commanded by a servant, the latter becomes autocratic; the mind is similarly enslaved by submitting to bodily dictation.
-Paramhansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi
Congratulations to all for making it to a half way point for OM! Your new affirmations are starting to form new habits in your way of thinking (whether you are conscious of it or not). Today I want to talk about the importance now of adding action to your affirmations.
Imagine your brain/mind as the nose of the ship - it is what will guide you and steer you, but there are still so many other parts of the ship that have to be apart of the sailing process. In this same way, it is important to make sure that you are matching actions up with your thoughts and being mindful of keeping your actions in line with your thoughts.
If you are working on manifesting a healthy lifestyle, repeating affirmations committed to health is great, and now you must allow your body to begin to follow those affirmations and start showing its committment to a healthy lifestyle. If you are saying these affirmations, but eating only junk food, are you truly lined up wholly to manifest your intentions?
Or are you allowing your body to steer the ship and letting the mind follow?
Now that you are allowing for change to occur on the mental and spiritual planes, allow and be open to change to occur on the physical plane!