“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
The power of our mindset is a concept that has been discussed more in recent psychological literature; however, it is not a new concept as Buddha had taught many related ideas. According to Buddha, our thoughts shape who we are and who we will become, making it very important to consider our current mindset as it relates to our future goals. Do you think and act like the person you want to be? Is the person you think and act like the person that will achieve the dreams for your future?
In our society, our surroundings have slowly created a more negative overall mindset. There are many contributing factors to this negative mindset including the impact of sharing our lives on social media, the stress of living in such a fast paced world, and even the constant connection to the world through media and electronics. Based on Buddha’s teachings, over time this negative mindset may lead to negative outcomes. If a pure mind creates a joy that follows us like a shadow that never leaves, what could be the potential outcome of having a negative mind?
Determining the impact of a negative mindset is not the important factor, but instead to discover if you have a negative mindset. If indeed you do have a negative focused mindset, the next step is to work on shaping it to become more positive and pure in nature. Self awareness through self reflection can be one of the best methods of keeping our mindset in check. To truly self reflect, there are a variety of different approaches that can be utilized either individually or in conjunction such as meditation, journaling, and social media sabbaticals.
Finding the best method and guide to reshape our thoughts to achieve a positive mindset is vital. Seeking individual based professional coaching services may be the best approach to determining the most appropriate individual path for positivity.