What happens to thoughts if you keep thinking them?
If you keep thinking certain thoughts, can they evolve into something greater? Or do they just repeat and repeat and nothing becomes of them–for better or worse?
If you keep thinking that 2 + 2 = 5, will you eventually believe it? I suppose so. But I wonder if it matters if, deep down, you don’t truly believe it.
But what about something less concrete? Less provable or un-provable? Let’s take something less objective, but no less important. How about something (or someone) you would like to become? What if your thoughts were to lead to better physical (or emotional) health? What if your thoughts were to lead to change in your career?
I’m going to use a simple example that I have experience with so I can prove (or disprove) it through empirical evidence.
Several hundred days ago (1,394 or so), I would not have thought (or said) that I was a writer–although I wanted to be one from the bottom of my heart. But I slowly changed my thoughts towards becoming that writer. I also said, sometimes even out loud, that I was a writer. My actions then seemed to want to follow my thoughts and I wrote (and wrote and wrote). My actions and spoken words added fuel to the fire of thoughts and emboldened my resolve to think that I was a writer.
My thoughts ignited what I said, my actions were enabled by my thoughts and soon what I was thinking became what I was believing. Slowly but surely, what I was believing transformed into what I knew. I slowly, somehow, knew that I was a writer. As my thoughts sprinkled dried pine needle kindling on the fire, it sparks my spoken words and the core of the heat became what I knew.