Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I am rereading Wayne Dyer's book, The Power of Intention. It is one of my favorites and each time I read it, I learn something new. One of the lines that always grabs my attention......What you think of yourself is what you think of the world. That is such a truth and I see it in my students
every day. It plays out in so many different ways.

For the person who does not/can not love themselves, there is not much love in their hearts for anyone else. For the person who is bitter and angry, they see the world as a place full of untrustworthy souls. For the person who has no hope, they see the world as hopeless. For the one who has given up on themselves, they have given up on the world. For those who feel nothing but pain, they see nothing but pain.

I remember once in class talking about that I expected good experiences no matter where I went.
I have to admit, it is very rare for me to have a bad experience when I travel. When I was in college I read the book, As A Man Thinketh....there is a line in that book, nothing grows from corn but corn, nothing grows from nettles but nettles. It seems there is such an incredible order to the universe, simple but miraculous.........weeds produce weeds, corn produces corn.
Is that such a difficult concept? to think that we are our thoughts. If we see and think nothing but negative, it just makes sense that is all we will have in our lives.

Something that I have found.......if someone comes into your life, classroom, workplace, etc. and they see nothing but the bad, they take control quickly of the energy and thoughts of all around them.......you have to seize control , and establish a positive atmosphere or it all goes down hill.
You can't allow that energy to dominate and expand.

So what does all this mean, well, if you find yourself in a bad mood, or a place where the darkness is beginning to spread, change your thoughts. Breathe slowly, remind yourself that you control your reactions, stop grabbing onto those thoughts that destroy, and hold onto and nurture those which allow you to live life to its fullest. Call a friend(the one who looks at the bright side)
e-mail someone who lifts your spirits, repeat the word peace or love over and over in your head,smile at someone you don't know, tell someone you love them, take a walk and breathe fresh air. Remember..........corn=corn..............nettles=nettles.............yourself=world.


  1. Excellent post, with lots of good answers to the problem of feeling bad.

  2. A very power post my friend. Plant a seed and it will grow. The seed is up to us :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. Good analogies. I am expecting good results from every day but am still wary of danger in the world. I'm not sure what the means. Maybe although when corn is planted corn grows or when weeds are growing without being pulled, they continue to propagate more weeds, I also know that often in the middle of a patch of weeds, a sunflower will sprout without explaination.