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Everybody Knows This Message
Your mind is the key to your life. Or state it in many different ways like “power of the mind”, “success through mind power”, “happiness is a state of the mind”, “become a millionaire through mind power”, and many other variations conveying the same one important message, the power of your mind; your mind is the key to your life. One of the most famous titles of motivation books is "Think And Grow Rich" by the motivation guru, Napoleon Hill.
Modern age gurus on self-development and motivation all convey this same message. No matter how famous or infamous these motivation gurus claim themselves to be, they inevitably rehash, with beautiful repackaging, this basic universal truth; the universal truth that your mind is the key to your life. It is amazing that thousands pay such exorbitant fees to attend these “high-powered” seminars conducted by such “gurus”, mostly Americans, where this similar message can be found in every philosophical, spiritual and religious book thousands of years ago. I am also guilty of this craze, having spent lots of money purchasing these motivation books. I have more motivation books than the time to read them all! Well, to be fair to these American motivation gurus, they deliver the same universal message with interesting anecdotes and real-life stories, coupled with their gift of the gab and exuberant personalities.
I am a nobody trying to convey this same universal message. That is why I am doing it here. Obviously I don’t have the charisma nor the gift of the gab to produce a “million-copies” best seller or presenting on stage with thousands paying through their noses to see me speak. LOL!
Whatever; please let me speak my mind on this favorite topic of mine, which ironically I seldom write about, for the simple reason that you can read tons of them in books and in the internet. Then why the sudden urge to write this article? Reason; I wish to share with you, two very powerful and pertinent 6-minute motivation Youtube presentations by none other than our two American friends. As I wrote earlier, Americans are very good at presenting motivation and self-improvement ideas. Credit given where credit is due.
The Fertile Farm
Your Mind Is Your Fertile Ground
The mind is like a fertile ground. Let us imagine we have a piece of fertile land. Everyone knows, whatever seeds we plant on the ground, we will definitely end up with the specific plants. We plant seeds of corn, we get corn, we get food. We plant the deadly nightshade, we get nightshade, we get poison. The land does not care what you plant. It will return to you exactly what you plant. If you plant seeds of corn, it will return to you food of corn. However, if you chose to plant seeds of nightshade, it will definitely return to you poison of nightshade. The land does not care. It is by nature impartial, or more appropriately, non partial.A wise and experienced farmer will harvest abundance of food crops by planting seeds of sustenance. Again; the land doesn’t care what you planted and will give you exactly what you planted.
Our mind is exactly like the fertile ground. But it is a million times more powerful than the fertile ground. The fertile ground only affects what you planted physically or externally. It doesn’t affect your whole life. The mind is different. What happens in your mind, affect your entire life. So be very careful what and how you think. Your mind, like the fertile ground, does not care what you want to think. Your mind will invariably return to you what you think. This universal truth holds supreme, whether you want to believe it or not, no matter who you are or what religion you belong to. If you want to think hatred and evil, your mind will definitely bring you events that are hateful and evil. If you think anything negative, your mind will return to you all the negative results. Remember, your mind doesn’t care what you are thinking. Your mind will return to you what you are thinking. A very good example is this thought of fear. When you think fearful thoughts or when you are confronted with fear, the immediate response will be you, shivering with fear. Same with anger and hatred; the instant you have thoughts of anger and hatred, the immediate repercussion is that your whole body will tremble with anger and hatred.
However, on the positive side, with thoughts of kindness and happiness, you will eventually relax and feel a state of peace and happiness. Positive thoughts will bring about positive results. These are examples of immediate feelings following what you think. There is however, a more serious repercussion when you allow your thoughts to be negative over time. Negative thoughts are like poison. If you are a habitual negative thinker, you are slowly but surely feeding poison into your body, which will eventually adversely affect your health, apart from attracting all other negative consequences into your life.
Negative thoughts produce negative vibrations which are toxic and attract negative events into your life. While positive thoughts produce positive vibrations that attract positive events into your life. So, stay positive and forever be mindful to be happy and forgiving. Eradicate all negative thoughts of resentment, hatred, and anger. Cultivate thoughts of goodwill, compassion and kindness. You will see the difference in your life. Remember, your mind is the key to your life.
The Garbage Truck
The Law Of The Garbage Truck
Most people are like the garbage truck. They carry with them loads of garbage in their minds, in the form of hatred, resentment, anger, and other rubbish thoughts. These people inadvertently will find ways to unload them onto you. If you are not careful, you will allow them to unload their garbage onto your whole life. How often do you let a rude driver, waiter, or any stranger ruin your day? Next time when you encounter such incidents, just wave, smile and wish them well. You will see how your life changes when you refuse to let the garbage truck run over you. You will be at peace with your own self and with others. There will be this indescribable feeling of inner peace and happiness.
Now Let Doug And Dwight Show You The Key To Your Life
Doug Westmoreland and Dwight Lamb are co-founders of MyInspiration4Life.com which shares motivation videos free of charge. I came across their youtube video site through internet searches. I don’t know them but what they present are gems of motivation wisdom. Better still, they are free for our benefits. So sit back, relax and enjoy the videos. But please remember to put the messages into practice. Then your life will become more meaningful and beautiful.
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Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on April 20, 2017:
Thank you Dana Tate!
Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on April 19, 2017:
Nice hub! Packed with useful information. Thanks for sharing.