Our Thoughts do become our reality. We Feel–We Do–and We Become what we Think about. This is empowering!
With awareness of our thoughts, the emotions they create and the behavior they drive, we can be more intentional and purposeful. This is illustrated in the life of Earl Nightingale.
Earl Nightingale was born in LA in March 1921. His father abandoned his mother in 1933 and after he left his mother relocated the family to a tent in Long Beach. When Nightingale was 17 yrs old he joined the US Marine Corps. He became an instructor at Camp Lejeune, NC and was on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Earl Nightingale was one of only 15 surviving Marines aboard that day. After the war, he began work in the radio industry, which eventually resulted in work as a motivational speaker. Quoting from the Earl Nightingale official website:
“When he was 29, Earl’s enlightenment had come to him as a bolt out of the blue while reading, Think and Grow Rich. It came when he realized that the six words he read were the answer to the question he had been looking for! That, ‘we become what we think about’. He realized that he had been reading the same truth over and over again, from the New Testament…to the works of Emerson. ‘We become what we think about.’ ‘As ye sow, so shall ye reap.’(Isaiah 37:30)”
You can understand and appreciate this quote by Earl Nightingale: “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion, will one day become a reality.”
What comes up for you? How can this help you be more intentional about the thoughts you think, emotions you feel, your behavior and who you are becoming?
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