My Story Of How Just Thinking Can Change Your Life.

It figures.

We’re thinking in every waking hour.

And we’re reacting to our thoughts during most waking hours.

But do we ever think that we’re constantly connecting the two?

We think hungry so we go to get something to eat.

We need something and we act to satisfy that need.

We feel a desire for something, or someone, and we take steps to satisfy our need.

Don’t our thoughts always precede an action?

The act always follows a thought.

Our thought always stimulates a physical response.

Think about it.

Doesn’t it follow, then, that we can have a deliberate thought of action that will result in a physical response?

Cause and effect.

The thought is the cause and the action is the effect.

What if we also apply the idea to karma.

As you sow so shall you reap.

So what if your thoughts create your life?

Then if your reality is thought then what if your karma is also based on your thoughts rather than your actions.

What if your karma isn’t about your actions, good or bad, within a certain society’s morals, but one’s thoughts within a much broader view.

Is it rather the thought, the intent, that draws the karma?

Think about it.

What if we get what we think.

And what if all the thoughts we have during a single day are creating our reality?

What if?

A scary thought.

But what if it’s true.

What do we think about?

Do we ever think about that?

What if the stories we get in the movies, the computer games, the television dramas and the TV news, are all creating our reality?

Are the standout thoughts and beliefs we’re left with from the media throughout the day actually creating our world?

The Buddha said, “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world..”

Is that what he meant?

So on that basis, are our thoughts and our beliefs really creating our life, our world, our destiny?

What if?

Neil

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What Happens To Your Thoughts?

What are you thinking right now?

Is it what you did last night?

Your many problems?

Your money worries?

Is it what you found disturbing on the news this morning?

Or the night before?

Maybe the movie you watched last night.

Or all of the above.

But what no-one is telling us is that we all may be getting the very thoughts on our minds, good or bad, without knowing it.

In our daily lives.

In the world.

What if our thoughts create our reality.

All of them.

“With our thoughts we make the world,” said the Buddha.

Pretty outrageous.

But what if it’s true.

“Thoughts are things,” was the title of the first chapter in Napoleon Hill’s famous world bestselling book ‘Think & Grow Rich.’

It was a very materialistic book about how our thoughts can make us rich.

And I would add, or poor, or sick, or unhappy, or anything we might think at any time.

Doesn’t that make you think?

Aren’t we all a little alarmed at the world right now?

I am.

Which makes me want to shout out to the world:

“What on earth have we all been thinking?”

Do you agree?

Think about it.

Like and follow my blog to show you agree.

Best wishes,

Neil.

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>Further Reading: The Nature Of Personal Reality’ by Jane Roberts.

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Where Is Your Soul Mate?

What if you were a Romeo waiting for your Juliet, a Guinevere waiting for your Lancelot, to show up in this life?

What if a past life ended tragically, in a death perhaps, untimely separation or unfortunate distance, leaving emotions and experiences unfinished or unexpressed.

How tragic.

What if we’ve returned to complete what was started last time with an unhappy parting?

What if, what if?

Are we going to blow it by settling for someone we’ve asked to be our partner too soon?

What if?

How do we know?

We don’t, except that we can go with the flow, by trusting that our interests are being taken care of.

Not so if we’re trying to force things.

What if there is a priority of the thoughts and influences in our lives depending the intensity and the degree to which each is important.

I’ve always thought that the recent talk of the Law of Attraction is only relevant as far as other influences which are in our mental make-up at the time are more important.

For example, are there aspects of our Destiny or our Karma that might override any forcing we set up as our expectation of the Law of Attraction.

And choices.

We’re free to make choices all the time.

That’s free will.

But how do we know whether our choices are, in the long run, in our best interests?

How do we know without a crystal ball?

Seeing into the future.

Are our chances of winning the lottery diminished by aspects to the contrary in our Karma or our Destiny or simply in our need to win the lottery over other considerations.

Are we always simply in the queue?

It’s a mix, like a cake.

Priorities are surely determined more by their importance on a spiritual level than our own sense of importance.

Much of which we may not understand.

It’s not either/or.

Trust.

In the Tao it’s known as “wu wei”, not forcing things.

For the past 30 years I’ve lived by not forcing things.

I had no choice.

Read about it in my book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’ HERE.

Take care.

Neil Walter Smith

Further reading: ‘Tao: The Watercourse Way’ by Alan Watts.

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Why Not Forcing Things Works.

How this paper boat behaves is a good example of the principle of ‘not forcing things’ in our everyday lives.

If we know the direction of the current then we can have a pretty good idea where the paper boat will end up.

Without any force.

Could it be why some people are successful in life?

The Universe shows us all the time.

Going with the flow, rolling with the punches, cutting with the grain, swimming with the tide, sailing with the wind.

The Japanese marshal arts of Judo and Aikido are based on this principle.

It’s demonstrated in the action of water which does not force things but finds its way through and around every obstacle.

Same with life and we often miss it.

It’s a Taoist idea expressed in the term ‘wu wei’ meaning ‘not forcing things’.

Our society tends to take an opposite view, to force things to go our way.

And we can always be encouraged in our world to use money to get what we want.

That’s okay if its not forcing things.

I’m suggesting that it’s in our own interests to go with the flow, not to force things.

What if we have other choices.

What if we’re trying to control to our benefit something that is not in the end in our best interests.

That’s where ‘not forcing things’ can better work in our favour.

Because often we simply don’t really know what is in our best interests.

Often it’s best to leave it to our Destiny, our Karma, the Universe.

Life itself can be full of examples if only we’d give it a chance.

Sometimes we can be too busy trying to control our lives when we shouldn’t be trying to force things.

Better, maybe, to go with the flow.

For the past 30 years I’ve lived by not forcing things.

I had no choice.

I was bankrupt.

I chose to go with the flow to survive.

I was not prepared to be a victim.

And it worked.

Right now I’m writing my seventh book based on how I view my experiences.

Read more in my book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.

It’s about how not forcing things led to incredible adventures and a life far beyond one of loss and poverty.

That would be missing the point.

We might call it serendipity.

Maybe it will change your life like it changed mine.

I was once an advertising copywriter and my book was a product of survival after losing everything.

Buy the book and improve your life like I did.

Best wishes.

Neil

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>Further reading: ‘Tao: The Watercourse Way’ by Alan Watts.

Stop Forcing Things

Who was it that said, “Show me someone who has made mistakes and I’ll show you a person who’s lived.”

Something like that.

And that’s me.

And that’s what I want to talk about.

Living and learning.

This is not only a school, it’s a life.

Once it’s gone then it’s too late.

So please, live and learn before it’s too late.

Stop forcing things.

People say, what about “squeaking hinges”?

What about making noise to get heard?

Forcing things.

And I reply, “choose without forcing it”.

Could that be why the long-held spiritual notion of a rejection of wealth, something I lost when I went bankrupt, bobs up in religious ideas over history.

Because with money we force things.

Without it we can’t.

And therein lies a great spiritual Truth.

Without the benefit of wealth we are unable to force life to go the way we would like.

Then we’re open to our Destiny to take us where we might want to go.

Going with the flow rather than with our will.

Maybe we need to save the use of our will for other purposes.

Like healing of ourselves, and others.

You might be asking, but what about this, what about that, for example, what about the Law of Attraction?

There are many influences contributing to our choices, our actions, our lives.

There might be our Destiny, our Karma, the Law of Attraction, the intensity of our thoughts, past life memory, the influence of the issues in our lives, our habits, even our television watching habits and the emotional involvement in what we watch.

What if we were a Romeo waiting for our Juliet, a Guinevere waiting for our Lancelot, to turn up in this life?

Are we going to blow it by settling for someone we’ve forced to be our partner too soon?

What if?

There is surely a priority of the thoughts and influences in our lives depending the intensity and the degree to which each is important.

I’ve always thought that the recent talk of the Law of Attraction is only relevant so far as other influences which are in our mental make-up at the time are more important.

For example, are there aspects of our Destiny or our Karma that might override any forcing we set up as our expectation of the Law of Attraction.

And choices.

We’re free to make choices all the time.

That’s free will.

Are our chances of winning the lottery diminished by aspects to the contrary in our Karma or our Destiny or simply in our need to win the lottery over other considerations.

Are we always simply in the queue?

It’s a mix, like a cake.

Priorities are determined more by their importance on a spiritual level than our own sense of importance.

Much of which we may not understand.

It’s not either/or.

In the Tao it’s known as “wu wei”, not forcing things.

For the past 30 years I’ve lived by not forcing things.

I had no choice.

I was bankrupt.

I chose to go with the flow.

I was not prepared to be a victim.

And it worked.

Read more in my book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.

It’s about how not forcing things led to incredible adventures and a life far beyond one of loss and poverty.

That would be missing the point.

Maybe it will change your life like it changed mine.

I was once an advertising copywriter and my book was a product of survival after losing everything.

Buy the book and improve your life like I did.

Best wishes.

Neil

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Further reading: ‘Tao: The Watercourse Way’ by Alan Watts.