The Power of Your Thoughts
“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.”
― Marianne Williamson
Lesson Number Two: “Wherever your intent is directed, your essence follows.”
Yoga, as well as many other teachings, continually directs us to the here and now.
Why do we need this constant, repetitive reminding? Because as human beings we frequently find ourselves scattered, thinking of too many things and trying to do everything at once.
Or that’s what it often feels like anyway.
The practice of drawing yourself to the present moment is a worthwhile endeavor, no matter how difficult it seems or how silly you may feel as you catch yourself “doing it again” when you just took a deep breath to re-center.
It’s okay. It’s a process. It’s a practice. Just be persistant and you’ll notice yourself spending more time in the present, and less time feeling distracted and overwhelmed.
The message I’m sharing with you this week speaks not only of being present, but also WHY it is so important to keep your thoughts on what you choose . . .
“Your thoughts are your power. Wherever your intent is directed, your essence follows. So if you are doing yoga but thinking about work, you are giving away your power. When you are doing one thing but focusing on other things, your power is leaking out of you and draining your potency physically, energetically, and mentally. The more you focus on who you are in the moment, focusing soley on the task at hand, the more concentrated and balanced your power becomes.”
It makes it so clear doesn’t it? How important it is to channel the power of your thoughts to the present, to what you’re doing right now?
I’ve been working with this and noticing how much more powerful, peaceful, and full of vitality I feel when I’m present, versus the diluted and less energetic feeling I have when I’m not.
And yes, that feeling of being in my own true power comes with a sense of peace too! Isn’t it interesting how we seem to have separated these two things in our idea of what power is, when the true, inner power is something that aligns with the limitless peace that dwells within you?
Try it for yourself and see what happens!
Just to clarify, what you’re doing right now could be envisioning the future you’re creating.
It’s not that you never think about the future or the past, but if you do, ask yourself if the thoughts you’re having are helpful. Are they contributing to the enjoyment and experience of your life? Are you feeling a drain on your energy, or are the thoughts you’re creating bringing more potency to the power of who you are right now?
Something to think about. 😉
Quotes about True Power
Taking back our power means deciding who we are, and who we wish to be. This is only possible when we no longer make our past or other people’s opinions “about us.”
— Melanie Tonia Evans
“It is time to redefine power, to expand our concept of what being powerful really means. True power is love. It is not power over someone. It is everyone, all of us, standing together in a circle, building power side by side. As I build my power, I create a mirror, a reflection of power that you can use to build your power. It is not rivalry, but rather healthy competition-a world where I inspire you and you inspire me; and together we create a world of healthy, interdependent, creative people.”
— Lynn V. Andrews
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”
― Marianne Williamson