We are shaped by our thoughts; We become what we think
This quote is based on a verse by Buddha that what we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts. 80,000 of our thoughts are negative so its important be mindful and make an effort to have a positive mindset.
Apply the below technique as a way to change your mindset:
- REFLECT: What comes to mind that perhaps is worrying you? Observe your mind and see what kind of thoughts come and go.
- RESPOND: Break the pattern, PAUSE, breathe and Relax. Repeat an affirmation – “I stay Positive”
- INTEGRATE: Any time during the day, when you feel stressed or anxious, take a pause and remember this affirmation.
Practice the Affirmation: I stay Positive!
AFFIRM IT if you agree, and REPEAT this affirmation daily, during the day, every day to that I stay Positive!
We are shaped by our thoughts; We become what we think.
based on Buddhist verse
All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
Buddha in Dhammapada verse 2
About the Author of Quote: The Buddha (also known as Siddhattha Gotama or Siddhārtha Gautama or Buddha Shakyamuni) was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India (c. 5th to 4th century BCE). He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism, and worshipped by most Buddhist schools as the Enlightened One who has transcended Karma and escaped the cycle of birth and rebirth.
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Post Author: Gurbani Singh. I am a teenager and often find myself searching for positive quotes for girls. I have made it a goal to post Positive and Inspiring quotes. I hope that these are as encouraging to you as they are for me to learn from and apply to our daily lives. Here is a link to my posts: encouraging quotes for teens.
My view on this quote:
Today our quote is by the very well-known Buddha. He is also known as the Gautama Buddha, and he was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India. There is also a religion based off of his teachings known as Buddhism and is the fourth largest religion in the world. Buddha also did his best to spread positivity, and that is something we are going to continue to get into below.
So in our quote, Buddha says that “What we think, we become.” I agree with this statement because people who listen to negative things will continue to have that in their subconscious causing them to think about it even if they don’t choose to. That influences them and their decisions/ideas and we should all try to implement positivity in our minds rather than thinking negatively about situations.
An example could simply be studying for a test. When studying, you should try to think positive things. If playing music helps you study, find some music that sends positive vibrations etc. Another thing to keep in mind is to not tell yourself “There is no way I can do this.” “I can’t get this all memorized in time.” These are negative things and your mind will continue to think this and keep it in mind while doing whatever you are doing. Keep yourself positive, and don’t forget, if you can dream something, its always possible.
Consider Mindfulness meditation as a way to help calm down and reflect on the message.
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