We can all agree that we all have a brain…right? That three pounds of gray matter behind our skull (see picture above). However, what distinguishes us all is what rests in our mind. It is what make us as unique as the color of our skin. Our ethnicity. Our culture. And our personal background. Nonetheless, our mind is what determines our actions, hence…
Where the mind goes the body will follow.
You may have heard something similar to this. You may have heard that “as a man thinketh, so is he.” Many of you know this from the work of James Allen’s book of the same name while others of you may know this is also stated in the Bible. Regardless of where you heard it, have you ever considered what comprises your mind? Because that which makes up your mind is directly related to what manifests in your actions and behaviors. Here is the short (not exhaustive) list of elements that comprises your mind:
- Your attitude
- Your beliefs
- Your values
- Your thoughts (duh!)
Of course there are other elements that influence the above list but you cannot convince me that these four do not heavily impact what you (your body) does. With this in mind (no pun intended) it is imperative that you remain aware of your attitude, beliefs, values and thoughts – at all times – so that you can develop a better understanding of why you do what do, why you say what you say and why you think what you think.
In saying all of this, you still have the choice to follow your mind or not. It does not have supreme authority over you. What you must learn to do is filter those things that may result in destructive behavior and/or negative outcomes. From this point forward, train yourself to assess and evaluate the “origin” of what your body does and you will begin to notice something new about yourself that you never have.
Remember…Personal Growth Makes You Better!