"the soul attracts that which it secretly harbors..that which it loves.. and also that which it fears...it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations...it falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own."
james allen...as a man thinketh
this 8x10 is acrylic
i have reproduced it here
in grayscale for the effect
All experience is preceded by mind, Led by mind, Made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, And suffering follows As the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox.
All experience is preceded by mind, Led by mind, Made by mind. Speak or act with a peaceful mind And happiness follows Like a never-departing shadow.
~ Dhammapada (1-2) sent to me this morning by my friend pat
what we experience is our reality
our experience is a consequence of our actions [determined by our thoughts]
thus by our thoughts we cause reality
try it for yourself sometimes
try "the power of positive thinking".. try compassion..try seeing the good*
try it for a while
it isnt ingrained in my being as of yet but i have practiced it enough to know its validity
* i see no sensible reason for trying the opposite. it would be an an unpleasant experience im sure
From the promise land in Lipscomb Alabama
Where golden eagle table syrup and buffalo rock
And the train whistle blows