Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's About Energy

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. Florence Shinn

Everything in the universe is energy. We think about energy, but we seldom view the use of our human energy as having much effect on anything. Yet we are powerful beings with the ability to produce harmony or chaos. Every thought we think and every word we utter produces an action or response within ourselves, in our environment and beyond.

When I first began work in the mental health field, I worked on an inpatient unit in a large hospital in Las Vegas. Each day at 3pm during shift change, the staff walked slowly through the halls and quietly projected thoughts and words of love and peace into each room. Then whenever staff from another unit came on our unit, they always remarked about how peaceful it felt there, especially for a mental health area. And we smiled. We knew the power of thoughts and words, and we used them for good.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha

Have you ever walked into a room where harsh words had been spoken and felt the negative energy in the air? Did this energy tend to bring you down? Yes, we are powerful beings, and the energy we project can influence others. Our thoughts and words can produce our own illness and they can produce a sick world. Look around. What do you see? This is the world we have produced.

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein

How are you influencing your world? Do your thoughts and words have a positive influence on your own wellbeing and on the lives of those around you? Is there something you would like to change, inside yourself or in your world? These are questions that need to be answered with some inner soul-searching. You can monitor your thinking about your own inner health, and watch what information you take in from your environment and what you project into it. Thoughts of love, peace and kindness are as contagious as those that have the power to destroy. Choose those that uplift, and the Universe will answer in kind.

Individually, each of us is responsible for what we think and say. Collectively, we can change the world.

I wish you peace and love in your changing world.


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