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Power of Thoughts

Postby mirjana » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:29 am

"Your way of thinking is valid to an extent. In any case I respect it. The only problem is, this attitude is the cause of your current situation. External circumstances are not really very important. Keep this well in mind: All events in your life are the mirror image of your thoughts. Your mind can´t grasp this principle if you continue to accept the wide spread illusion that external factors determine your life. In reality, everything in life is a matter of attitude. Life is exactly as you picture it. Everything that happens to you is the product of your thoughts. So, if you want to change your life, you must start by changing your thoughts."
Mark Fisher

There are many stories, books, movies, about The Law of Attraction. Yesterday I watched again a beautiful movie "The notebook" which is for me the best love story presented in the movie, but which also shows the power of thoughts. My favourite movie that also represents ithe same law is the movie"Under the Tuscan Sun".

So, I am curious what are your thoughts about the power of thoughts and the quoted thought?
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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby Rachel » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:45 pm

interesting, Mirjana.

I don't quite agree with the whole premise. I feel its quite unfair of Fisher to propose that 'everything that happens to you is a product of your thoughts' - as victims of war, senseless acts of violence, victimisation are all things that happen to a person which are mostly out of their own control.

That said, I believe there is merit in the belief of attitude being an important factor in determining someone's world view.
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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby mirjana » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:34 am

Yes, Chessa, it is not as simple as he expresses it. I do think that our thought direct our path. But, then we come to the question what about circumstances. There are countries that are attacked and those who attack. How is possible to influence anything so personally different if one lives under so different circumstances? I think that our personal concept of thinking, however seems to be small, influence the next level of group and its thoughts and so on. Put in that context, every single thought is significant and leads to the surprisingly good or bad results. Maybe that is what some calls Karma,individual or collective, as on the longer period of time, we are somehow responsible personally for everything happening around us.
I do not know to whom belongs the following quote, or the version of it, but it expresses nicely what I try to say:
"If you do not see, recognize and react on injustice in your neighbourhood, do not be surprise when soon the same comes in front of your door."
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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby Rachel » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:48 pm

Oh I do like that quote, mirjana. I vaguely remember hearing it somewhere before - could it be a Mandela or Martin Luther King quote?

Yes, Fisher is simplistic. I do agree that there is beauty and worth in the piece though. I like the connection to Karma - are you touching on soul level conciousness with its mention?

That the soul of each of us 'chooses' our lives, and therefore we can actually say that we do choose our thoughts, and that our thoughts hence shape our experiences?

That is a very interesting discussion to have, and I'd love to hear more thoughts about it.
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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby dermot » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:19 pm

Ah a huge topic!
I believe we see the World generally as we are, not as it 'really' is.
That inevitably means our thoughts dictate what we see. If im an optimist/ pessimist/ fatalist, if im a person with an addictive personality, if im a man/woman, if im from an ethic minority, if im from a paticular creed........these and lots more will determine how and what i see, and another person looking at the same picture will be predisposed to see something other than what i see.

If i blindly follow my thoughts without using reasoning, feeling, or wisdom to understand them, then i am being led by them rather than by my true self. My true self would employ a filter to separate the useless thoughts from those that are useful and then i could focus on what i can change in my life.
I can change my thoughts, i can decide to be less reactive to things that happen, i can choose Love over Fear in any situation, i can choose a soft response which will allow a change in me and possibly a change in another.

Choosing simply to observe my thoughts, to not be reactive, to engage wisdom, to be the better person will change my World each day for the better, it will also draw more of the same through the Law of Attraction to me.

Easy (not always!).

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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby Rachel » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Ah, just had to pop by and tell you I loved your summary, dermot:

I believe we see the World generally as we are, not as it 'really' is.

and think it's very postmodern, as in:

“I define postmodern as incredulity toward meta-narratives,” (Lyotard, 1984).

Lovely.



Reference:•Lyotard, J.-F., 1984, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi (trans.), Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby mirjana » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:11 pm

I agree with Chessa, Dermot. Your thoughts are beautiful and very inspiring.
You express it very simply what some theorist make complicate when telling that we attract more of that what we want to have just by being as we are. Beautiful.
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POINTLESS CIRCLES?

Postby ramon » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:47 pm

Hi
"we attract more of that what we want to have just by being as we are"

I 'd rather admit the latter to help clear what my lot has been in the mesh of wild attractions imposed on us all the time . ( Dermot's filters seem too Omnipotent)

I have been talking with one of the angels who posted interesting things last year. Let me tell what happened last Saturday when I left home after my last PM (unaswered as yet).

I only noticed , on leaving late in the afternoon, that my umbrella was not by the front door, and it rained as usual here (rain forest town) As I came accross a Catholic temple on my way to a meeting ( I avoid catholic things though), I remembered a friend of mine needed the name of an hymn. The person at the entrance couldn't remind the name. Forget it, I thought , and walked on. Waiting to cross the next avenue, a plastic bag upon my head in heavy rain, I was surprised by a blue umbrella opening over my head (I'd been looking the other way, to the rushing cars)
I turned and saw beside a very very little girl, holding high on me her umbrella and smiling!
"I behave absolutely not gentlemanly" (methought) We then walked side by side in silence and rain, and she beamed, asking as she stopped: are you going a long way ahead?
I thanked her, and she stood there.
After parting, I wouldn't dare turn round to ascertain, in case she'd vanished.
(...mysteries aren't to be solved, but...)
I could presently decode the encounter.
I had briefly locked on to the tiny center of all concentric connections.
Its nearest rim had enclosed me for that while under the sky, in the blue circle of THAT umbrella.
Of course an angel escorted me. Who sent it?

I miss angels since then. It was dusk.

... les bois sont déjà noirs, le ciel est encore bleu...
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Re: Power of Thoughts

Postby mirjana » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:09 pm

... les bois sont déjà noirs, le ciel est encore bleu...

In my thoughts le ciel est tojour bleu.
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