You have a very useful tool inside you and it’s free. It is the will to direct your thoughts. Use this will power wisely and you will reap rewards in your daily life.
When you realize you have the tool, it is your choice to harness it and start creating the life you want. Your thoughts are continually creating your reality, so learn to use the tool to create what you want.
Look around. Everything in the human built environment started with a thought that was put into creative action.
Thoughts are the germs of creation and activity. What are you creating? What are you thinking about? What are you allowing yourself to dwell on?
How to Renew Your Mind
When somebody decides to become a doctor, mechanic, farmer, musician, or anything in this life, they start learning how to think like other doctors, mechanics, farmers, and musicians. And they must train their bodies to align with those thoughts by repeating certain activities that turn into skills. You can only become what you think about.
It’s the same with the predominate mental attitude you would like to have. You are always becoming what you think and practice.
There are only so many hours in the day, so use them wisely to think yourself into becoming what you want to be. The first step is to practice being in the mental present.
The Second Meditation
Nobody said it is easy for a newbie to control his thinking, anymore than it is easy for a baby to walk. The practice of intentionally sitting still and completely relaxing your body is the first step to learning how to use the tools in your mind. Close your eyes and relax the muscles of your face, jaws, shoulders, stomach, and anywhere else you gather tension. Now, add the second step. With eyes still closed, focus your mind out beyond your face, just beyond your eyelids. See how long you can “look” at this space before drifting off into a daydream. When you realize that you’ve drifted, don’t give up. Take inventory of your body. Relax anything that has tensed up from your thinking, and focus on the spot beyond your eyelids again. Keep doing this for at least 15 minutes. Practice this every day for a week.