What you think upon grows. This is an Eastern maxim, and it sums up neatly the greatest and most fundamental of all the laws of mind.
What you think upon grows. Whatever you allow to occupy your mind you magnify in your own life. Whether the subject of your thought be good or bad, the law works and the condition grows. Any subject that you keep out of your mind tends to diminish in your life, because what you do not use atrophies.
The more you think about your grievances or the injustices that you have suffered, the more such trials will you continue to receive; the more you think of the good fortune you have had, the more good fortune will come to you. This is the basic, fundamental, all-inclusive law of mind, and actually all psychological and metaphysical teaching is the little more than commentary on this.
What you think upon grows.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
The mind is a powerful tool that can be used for extraordinary things like building and creating the world around us. In the mind are these little things called thoughts. Ever since the dawn of man and the first recorded history that was written down NOBODY UNDERSTANDS THOUGHT. Sure, we know thoughts come out of a certain part of the brain and that they are chemical based and travel across the brain like electricity. But despite all our advances in technology and science we still do not know exactly where thought comes from. The mind makes up our consciousness. When we wake up, instantly our world is noisy with thoughts that fill up our mind with what we have to do today, where we have to go, and everything in between. Random thoughts go in and out a hundred times a day. In fact, the average person thinks about 12,000 thoughts a day. Deep thinkers double that number. The point is that since the mind makes up who we are as a conscious self-aware human being, it would behoove us to pay more attention to the thoughts that we think upon.
What we think upon grows.
I have come across some interesting findings in my research of life and the meaning of it all. The meaning is in the mind and the key to a happy, successful life is in controlling our thoughts that manifest out of the mind and into our physical world. Look at the news, TV, media, Facebook, Twitter…what are the thoughts that people are dwelling on? Is it positive or negative? If an alien were to land on Earth today and turn on CNN, Fox News, or any of the mainstream media channels…what would that little green fucker think? THIS WORLD HAS GONE MAD!
Mad with negative, evil, corroding, fearful, dishonest thoughts that have taken hostage the Collective Mind of the human race, and until we change that everything we do shall be in vain and not change a damn thing. Just look at all the non-profits that give water, food, and clothing to a poverty stricken country…it’s like throwing rocks into the ocean hoping it will create a dam.
So how do we change this out of control mind? We stop and look at it, and we become aware of what we ourselves think upon…what thoughts we dwell on. If you think upon anger and hatred and hurting others, these thoughts will grow and expand out into your life in the form of fights, abuse, and jail. If you think upon love, helping others, and positivity even though things are not looking so good…these thoughts will grow and expand out into your world. They come in the form of friends, strangers who come into your life to help, and situations that never would have happened had you not thought of these things.