If, Then

June 26, 2013

Do you remember going through school and having to analyze and figure those if, then statements? Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a college logic class, but I want to take your mind back there for a bit. I want to show you some simple truths that we often tend to forget in our busy day to day lives.

IStock_000016198123XSmallJust about everything in life has a cause and effect. Take for instance the fact that what we feed a plant, an animal or even a baby, has a drastic effect on what they grow into.

Let’s look at the baby for example. If a new baby gets it’s mother’s first milk(it’s called colostrum and it’s loaded with nutrition and antibodies for a new baby), it’s a scientific fact that the baby’s immune system will be stronger than if it doesn’t get the first milk. Most people know this, and will absolutely agree without any argument. It’s just a simple fact.

If we feed the baby mommy’s first milk, then the child is less likely to have health problems.

Ok, now let’s make a jump from discussing feeding babies to feeding our minds. There is an old story that goes like this:

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’

You see, what we focus on or think primarily about, we tend to bring into our lives. If we feed our mind things like hate, violence, strife, worry, etc., our life literally starts to become full of those things, even down to a physiological level. Yet, if we feed it positive, upbeat thoughts, thoughts of love, joy, peace, etc., those things will inherently grow into our life as well.

I am not trying to pretend or get you to believe that all you have to do to have good things happen in your life, is to think positive. But, I am suggesting that if you want to grow those things, then take a close look at what you are planting. Remember, whatever you sow, you will reap. It’s a universal truth.

So, these are my questions: What are you sowing into your mind? Are you reaping what you want? And, if not, what can you change to start getting closer to what your want in your life?

 

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