March 4

Today's quotation:

Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do; and then, as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the elements it needs.  Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual.

Elbert Hubbard

Today's Meditation:

It's kind of a frightening thought, isn't it--that our thoughts can help to shape who we become and what we accomplish in life.  If that's the case, then we won't be defined by our jobs, and we won't be able to better ourselves through any works or acts or deeds.  Rather, who we become will be determined by the thoughts we have about who we wish to become.

Some Native American tribes have a custom of putting one's greatest wishes in a small box, and then focusing on having those wishes come true each morning when one wakes up.  Think about it:  by focusing on that desire every day, first thing in the morning, you would be training your mind to focus on the fulfillment of that desire.  And eventually, your thoughts will help that desire become reality.

What would you like to be?  What would you like to accomplish?  If you think about that desire every now and then, it can be very difficult to come closer to its fulfillment.  But if we grow accustomed to making that desire one of the things that we think about constantly, we'll start to see the opportunities arise that will help us to achieve what we need to.

The power of the mind to help us, to guide us, to actually make things happen, has been very well documented throughout history.  But we tend to think that other people can visualize success and make it happen, other people can make their dreams become reality, other people can make themselves into what they wish to be.  But we're all alike, and we've all been given the same powers--the question is, will you trust yourself to use yours to help yourself to become
the person you wish to be?

Questions to consider:

What kinds of things are usually at the forefront of your thoughts?

What kind of person would you like to be?  What types of thoughts would you need to have to help yourself become that person?

What kinds of obstacles might keep you from thinking such thoughts on a regular basis?

For further thought:

It is the law of Spirit that we must be that which we would draw to us.  If we would draw to us love, we must love, be loving and kind; if we would have peace and harmony in our environment, we must establish it within ourselves.

Charles Fillmore


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