With the amount of talk about the Mind/Body connection, you'd imagine that some of the mud being flung at the wall would be sticking.
Not always the case. Anything we can do in life usually takes place first in the mind. It begins as an idea. As we think about it, it begins to clarify and develop. Then perhaps we begin to regard it as a possibility. Before we know it, we’re beginning to see it as distinctly possible.
The next step is that it begins to become something we'd like in our lives, an aim, something we would like to do, or achieve or see done.
But it starts in the mind. What’s important is that it starts as our own idea. Even if it’s a variation of what someone else is doing, it is our individual take on it that will make it ours.
This is why designers, engineers, authors, all copyright or patent their ideas. A lot of us think along similar lines, but it isn’t until someone actually does something that we begin to take it really seriously.
The very fact that someone else has begun it reinforces our belief in it. And because we believe in it, we want to do it.
The belief influences our thinking, not what we’re thinking about, but how we are thinking about it. And those thoughts affect their feelings. And so, the desire is generated.
The desire then influences our action and we begin to take steps to implement our idea.
And all this comes about from what may originally have been a nebulous, vague, rough idea of something we would like to do. But it is the force of the thought on our feelings that generates the action.
Observe your ideas. Don’t dismiss them because someone else might. Or because of what someone else might think about them.
Whether you implement them, or finally dismiss them, let the decision be yours and not the effects of an imagined outside opinion.
Nurture your ideas. Guard them well. If after due consideration, you feel strongly about them, believe in them, and in your ability and determination to see them through, honour them.