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MIND - THOUGHTS & THINKING


We offer you the quotations below as gentle paths to Inner Calm. Though many may not apply to you, and some may puzzle you, if you find just one that sends a wave of peace through your being, then we are grateful.

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Everything that is created begins in the mind
Fishel, Ruth (1988, p 32) Learning to Live in the Now Health Communications, Inc.Deerfield Beach, Florida
 

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if physical world can affect mind but mind cannot affect physical world, then its the only one-way interaction known in science !!!
Dossey, Larry M.D. (1982, p 206) Space, Time and Medicine. New Science Library, Shambhala, Boston, MA.
 

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Mind - "All choice is made in the mind...all acceptance is made by the spirit...There are not billions of minds in this world at all, but only one, and it is in every one of us"
Silva,J. & Miele, P. (1977) The Silva Mind Control Method. N.Y. Simon & Schuster, Inc., p 194
 

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Universal Mind -"...there is one all uniting, universal Mind, one all-pervading Intelligence...these are no totally separate minds...waves in an ocean - a wave cannot separate itself...bucket of water poured into a pool - affects every other particle of water within the pool, whether it knows it or not
Jampolsky, Gerold G. M.D. (1983) Teach Only Love. NY Bantom Books, p 78
 

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Conceptual habits of the conscious mind = greatest bar to man's discovery of himself
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 15) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.
 

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Subconscious mind does exactly what the conscious mind tells it to do
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 18) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.

 

THOUGHTS AND THINKING


“think whatever makes you truly happy to think”
Jampolsky, Gerold G. M.D. (1983) Teach Only Love. NY Bantom Books, p 68

 

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the body feeds on man’s words. Where those words are life-giving, they are health-producing.
Ponder, Catherine, (1985, p 116-117) The Dynamic Laws of Healing Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Company.

 

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What you notice, give attention to, talk about, get all worked up over emotionally is what you are inviting into your life, whether you mean to or not.
Ponder, Catherine (1983, p 13) Open Your Mind to Receive Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Company.

 

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“Every thought we think, every feeling we have, every word we speak goes out into the atmosphere to either heal or harm. Let us be healers. Let us be harmless.
Price, John R. (1985) Practical Spirituality. Quartus Books, Boerne, Texas, p 29

 

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“It is not the fear or desire thought that’s the problem - its the inability to control your reaction to that thought that may create a problem. “
Harp, David (1987, p 79) Three Minute Meditator Mind’s I Press, San Francisco, CA
 

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the past is stored in your subconscious automatically. In a similar experience, therefore, your subconscious responds and your conscious mind is fooled into thinking that the past is now
Fishel, Ruth (1988, p 59) Learning to Live in the Now Health Communications, Inc.Deerfield Beach, Florida
 

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...our earliest messages were how we judged ourselves, how we knew if we were okay or loved or worthwhile. They came from outside in, and the more they were repeated, the more strongly we owned them. They became imprinted on our subconscious to be heard over and over again.
Fishel, Ruth (1988, p 45) Learning to Live in the Now Health Communications, Inc.Deerfield Beach, Florida

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You act out who you think you are.
Fishel, Ruth (1988, p 59) Learning to Live in the Now Health Communications, Inc.Deerfield Beach, Florida
 

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Whatever we think, we feel
What we think in our minds responds in our bodies. When we relive old experiences, our bodies do not know whether they are happening now or I our minds, so our bodies respond as if it were now.
Our minds and bodies do not know the difference between real and imagined
Fishel, Ruth (1988, p 42) Learning to Live in the Now Health Communications, Inc.Deerfield Beach, Florida

 

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It is your resistance to the negative thought, whether you bring it into consciousness or not, that makes it manifest in your life.
Ask: “What am I doing on a level of consciousness where this is real?
Golas, Thaddeus (1972, p 45) The Lazy Man's guide to Enlightenment NY Bantom Books
 

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"Everytime you think of the future you are creating a possible direction"
Roman, Sanaya. Parker, Duane: (1988) Creating Money: Keys to Abundance H.J. Kramer, Inc. Tilburon, CA, p 8.

 

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Spend time thinking of what you want rather than what you don't want.
Roman, S. (1986, p. 24) Personal Power through Awareness. Tiburon, CA, H.J.Kramer, Inc.
 

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Some people think that "thoughts are things" and that you must avoid negative thoughts or they will happen.
If you avoid negative thoughts, they will sooner or later manifest themselves physically.
It is your resistance to the negative thought, whether you bring it to consciousness or not, that makes it manifest in your life.
Golas, Thaddeus (1972, p 44-45) The Lazy Man's guide to Enlightenment NY Bantom Books

 

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Never pull away suddenly from a negative thought or experience. Stay with it until you are indifferent to it or until it turns beautiful. Look at it, love it, then let it go.
Golas, Thaddeus (1972, p 55-56) The Lazy Man's guide to Enlightenment NY Bantom Books

 

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You need not work at thinking, at trying to find the right attitude toward something that happens to you. The problem arises because you have an attitude, a needless one. Dare to be without an attitude.
Howard, Vernon (1965, p 130) Psycho-Pictography: The New Way to Use the Miracle Power of Your Mind. NY Parker Publishing Co., Inc.
 

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That which you decide with the conscious mind and then commit to the action of the Law, in quiet trust, in perfect confidence, is that which will come to pass for you.
Holmes, Ernest (1957,p 52) The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind. Los Angeles, CA Science of Mind Publications

 

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By thinking you change your environment.
Holmes, Ernest (1957, p 76) The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind. Los Angeles, CA Science of Mind Publications

 

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You may not be what you think you are, but what you think, you are.
Custer, Dan (1960, p 40) The Miracle of Mind Power Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall, Inc.


 

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To learn to think is to learn how to live.
Custer, Dan (1960, p 40) The Miracle of Mind Power Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall, Inc.

 

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All things and all circumstances must first be created on the mental plane.
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 91) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.


 

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Thought makes form! Thought makes things!
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 103) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.

 

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We must not allow our thinking to be governed by the conditions that surround us.
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 258) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.

 

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We attract into our lives the physical manifestations of the thoughts we think, and in order to attract good instead of evil we must learn to control our thinking, to think positively instead of negatively. We must be able to choose good thoughts.
Anderson (1954, p. 318) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.
 

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If a man thinks only in response to the stimuli of the outer world, he remains in ego only, an automation; but when he originates thoughts at the center of consciousness, he creates his own life in the image of his desires and dons the mantle of immortal Self.
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 318) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.


 

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Thinking is performed not by a part of the body or even the whole body, but by the inhabitant within.
Anderson, US (1961, p 20) The Magic in Your Mind N. Hollywood, CA, Hal Leighton Printing Co.

 

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Think as if your life depends upon it, because it does!
Smith, Harry Douglas (1965) The Secret of Instantaneous Healing New York: Parker Publishing Company, Inc., p 24

 

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Whatever we feed to our minds and then nurture will grow! Either positive or negative. Until we arrive at this level of consciousness, we are powerless over our minds, being literally victimized by unmonitored thoughts that rush in from everywhere...Until we gain knowledge and control over our minds, we will not discover the real solution to our difficulties.
Small, Jacquelyn, (1982) Transformers: The Therapists of the Future (1982). Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Company, Publisher, p 194

 

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So after the children are tucked away in their beds on the window seat, I sit and think of our school, our books and of life in general. And if I have rhythm, I seem to stop thinking in due course. And then I flow. Then I relax and see what can be received.
Dillaway, Newton. (1947, p 27) Consent . Unity Village, MO: Unity Books.

 

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When consciousness is clearly differentiated from its contents, we realize that we can participate in programming the mind if we choose to learn how the process works.
Vaughan, Frances, (1986) The Inward Arc: Healing and Wholeness in Psychotherapy and Spirituality . Boston: New Science Library, Shambhala, p 33

 

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We are made or unmade by ourselves; in the armory of thought we forge the weapons by which we destroy ourselves, and we also fashion the tools with which we build for ourselves heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.
Allen, Marc.(Ed.) (1987,p 4) As You Think by James Allen,). San Rafael, CA: Whatever Publishing, Inc.


 

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Mind is the master power that molds and makes,
And we are Mind, and evermore we take,
The tool of thought, and shaping what we will,
Bring forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.
We think in secret, and it comes to pass -
Environment is but our looking glass.
Allen, Marc.(Ed.) (1987As You Think by James Allen,). San Rafael, CA: Whatever Publishing, Inc.


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Thinking is choosing thoughts, it's working, it's measuring, it's planning, it's creating a reality instead of directly experiencing what's actually happening each moment.
Levine, Stephen (1979) A Gradual Awakening . New York: Anchor Books. P 4

 

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We can have anything we mentally accept. But if we cannot accept it mentally we cannot get it - no matter what we do.
Ponder, Catherine, (1981) Secret of Unlimited Prosperity Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Company.
 

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"The Life you think is the life you live"
Bach, Marcus (1983 p68) The Will to believe. Science of Mind Publications, 3251 West Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

 

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"For surely we become like the things in which we believe. Our thoughts make us what we are. We take on the characteristics of our convictions."
Bach, Marcus (1983 p25) The Will to believe. Science of Mind Publications, 3251 West Sixth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

 

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Every thought -" set of correlated vibrations in the matter of the mental body
Bessant, Anne (1847-1933), Leadbeater, CW. (1847-1934) (1925, p8, 1969) Thought Forms Wheaton, Ill. Theosophical Pub. House
 



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Destiny -" each person is involved in becoming that thing that his subconscious mind wills him to be...the only way to change our destiny is to change the aims of our subconscious
Anderson, US (1961, p 93) The Magic in Your Mind N. Hollywood, CA, Hal Leighton Printing Co.

 

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Mind and Matter -"you can be absolutely certain that the things that occupy a man's mind will soon be part of life, if they are not already
Anderson, US (1961, p 109) The Magic in Your Mind N. Hollywood, CA, Hal Leighton Printing Co.
 

 

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"everything exists as a result of thought, and all forms maintain itself as long as the thought is held...as thought changes, so does form
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 47) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.


 

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Inductive reasoning -"..observes a specific occurrence and attempts to arrive at a general law to cover all such occurrences = man or conscious mind - knows circumstances and seeks law)
Deductive reasoning " knows general law and uses law to determine what may happen in specific circumstances = universal subconscious mind (knows law and seeks circumstances
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 86) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.
 

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30 day mental diet -"..for one month, do not accept a single negative thought or dwell on a single negative premise...thoughts will occur, just refuse to accept them, discard them immediately
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 172) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.
 

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Thinking -" We do not create thoughts, we observe them as they go across our minds and exercise choice - the real 'me' occupies a still place inside
Anderson, U.S.,(1954, p 174) Three Magic Words . No. Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers/Wilshire Book Company.

 


 

 

 

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