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You Are What You Think

April 13th, 2008 by Steve

Have you ever taken time to think about the simple sayings we hear throughout our lives? One of my favorite is “You are what you eat.” I am sure we have all heard that saying several times, but let us take two minutes and think about it. Your physical body is built, literally, from the food you ingest. The better building blocks (food) you give your body, the stronger it will be. Conversely, the weaker the building blocks you give your body, the weaker it will become. Most of us understand this and accept it as truth, even though many of us don’t heed its simple advice.

If what you eat becomes your physical self, then what becomes your mental or spiritual self? If you are what you eat then you are also what you think or feel. Spiritually, our food is thought and the feelings behind those thoughts. If you are what you think, then what are you thinking about?

I found when I ask this question most people say “I’m generally a very happy person” and “I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time.” In my experience, truly happy people do not have hard lives. It is the people who think they are happy but are really spending the predominance of their time with thoughts of negativity or fear in their head that have hard times. It is time to ask ourselves what thoughts are rattling around our heads throughout our day.

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