Think on purpose and see you life change.
Funny how little things have the ability to alter one's essence. I was going to say mood, but I think it goes deeper than that. I can cover my mood on purpose, but essence is something involuntary, (in essence, essentially; at bottom, often despite appearances). Our core essence is a place the spirit dwells, I believe. It is so delicate, yet so strong. Kind of like our bodies.
Our bodies are a magical contraption designed by the Master of all. The balance of chemicals and systems is so finely tuned, yet able to take so much abuse on a daily basis. When I think of the abuse we do to ourselves, the first things that come to mind are akin to the 7 deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.
Wrath, pride and envy for sure change our essence. It's a bit scary how these conditions can exist inside of us and be so stealth about it. This became so clear to me almost a year ago when I went into intense therapy. So much anger came up it amazed me. I knew I had anger issues, but did not have a clue as to the depth of it.
Coming out of that 3 month experience, changed me on a level I did not even understand before. Since then, nothing in my circumstance has really changed, yet everything has changed.
The difference is in my essence. Anger has given way to gratitude and a thankful essence. The way I see everything and everyone has changed. Don't get me wrong there are times I default back to old patterns of thinking. Thank God, that state has become so uncomfortable and recognizable to me, I am quick to change it. It has also become crystal clear that my thinking has the power to change me, change my life in such a powerful way, I will never again take my thoughts for granted. For, as a man thinketh so is he.
When we abuse ourselves, remember that attitudes are the biggest offenders, often leading, quite easily, into the rest. They change our body chemistry, our relationship with others, our very life quality on such a deep level it can be undetectable much of the time, even to us.
I've discovered that when our mind and our heart connect on an idea, a dream, an explosion of spiritual energy occurs that changes us. It's amazing and magical and not to be taken lightly, for it works for the good and for the evil.
So, today as you go out into the world, think on purpose and create positive energy around you. Remember, your energy affects not only you, but those around you. Just sayin'.