The Thoughts You Feed, Grow

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“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds, make your decision wisely.” -Ritu Ghatourey

Meditation is your time to feed what you love with intention, and watch it grow. 

Like Ritu said, think of your mind as a garden. Each thought you have is the seed of what is to come.

Even the Buddha said, “What you think, you become.”

I’m no Buddhist, but to me that truth is self-evident.

Every action you’ve ever made in your life was preceded by a thought. Every regret and moment of triumph was originally a thought.

Thoughts as small as ‘Is this possible?’ or ‘I hope one day…’ have the potential to grow into mighty and formidable actions.

Although, no matter how pure a thought is, it does not grow on its own.

You have to water your thoughts with your attention. Give your positive thoughts attention in the forms of appreciation and gratitude, and they will grow abundantly.

On the other hand, if you constantly feed your negative thoughts your attention, they will grow into an ugly mess of tangled vines that may take some time to straighten out. If you find yourself in need of some pruning, then consider your meditation as your time to take care of these ugly vines, not by taking hedge trimmers to them, but instead by starving them.

You see, you do not wage war with your negative thoughts, because that only makes them grow more ferocious.  Fire feeds fire. And if you fight the battle, you lose – no matter what.

So, don’t fight your negative thoughts.

Instead, starve them, by feeding all of your attention to your positive thoughts.

Use your daily meditation as a chance to feed every supportive and empowering thought of yours, and watch them grow more tall and mighty each day.

Watch them graduate from thoughts into actions.

This is the natural way of things. And you’d do right by trying to mimic the natural order of things in your own life.

Don’t fight the flow, instead use this universal law to do some good for yourself.

And remember, you can’t count on the soil of reality to grow blessings.

If you want blessings, plant them. 

If you are interested in learning how to meditate, so that you can plant your own blessings and watch the positive things in your life grow…

Then, I recommend checking out my book, ‘5-Minute Meditation’ for a simple, easy to learn meditation technique you can apply to your life the same day you learn it.

If you’re interested, you can find the book on amazong by going to the tab ‘book’ on the menu of this page. 

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