Control Your Mind Control Your World - Buddha Quote

Control Your Mind, Control Your World

If you ever sit still and really let the power sink in – the power you have in your mind and what it means to your ability to control your world – you would probably be like me. All giddy inside and ready to pop up with excitement over what you can do with this kind of power.

Of course, with great power comes great responsibility {or at least that is what Uncle Ben said to Peter Parker… sounds good so we’ll go with it} and so you must be careful.

When you control your mind, you literally control your world.

You see what you want to see, your perspective and point-of-view are at the mercy of your mind’s will power, and you are in the driver’s seat of your life.

Are you ready for that kind of rush? Then come on and hang with me for a while…

Personal growth and change

I recently caught up with an old friend for some coffee and good conversation {you can’t go wrong with that combo!}. We had a nice chat about the happening’s in each other’s lives and then began to reminisce about old times. While I love to reminisce, it can get a little annoying because I have changed SO MUCH in the past few years that I barely recognize the person that is being remembered.

While I cherish my many long-time friendships, I honestly get perturbed in how old friends will, sometimes, refuse to let you grow. They want to keep reminding you of who you were; and how they choose to still see you. And then comes the uncomfortable “you think you are better than me now?” look of confusion when I would prefer to talk about my growing business, blog, and new endeavors than to gossip about other people or fake celebrity ‘ish that I could care less about.

So then, I start sharing – and getting that vibe that I am in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

But I love to share

I’m a natural born share-junkie. Every time I come across something I like, my first thought is “who can I share this with.” I credit this trait for my easy transition into the social media world. After all, sharing is what social networking is all about.

However, sharing is not always a good thing – what? How can this be? Well, the issue that I came across is that there are people who don’t want to be shared with. Not everyone will see things the way you do. Their world is not your world because their mind is their own, and you see the world differently.

When I started on my transformation, my first instinct was to enlighten every single person I came into contact with. Show them the way. Help them along the path to opening their eyes, transforming their minds, and controlling their world.

However, I quickly learned that I needed to back off, stay in my lane, control my mind and not try to push others to do the same. I was sad. I was stressed. I felt lost. When I am not able to share, I get off-track. I feel like I am not fulfilling my purpose.

Memoirs of a Clueless Woman® is my happy place

When my blog was born a miracle happened. I was able to share again – and this time, I had a wide-ranging-open-minded-audience tuning in. Whoa! Now, I’m happy again. I can see the light. I can be me. And I can do my sharing thing.

Even better than being able to share? People actually care. They want to read what I have to say. They take my advice to heart. They look at what I am doing and think, “hey, I can do that too!” And I’m right here to cheer you on – Yes. You. Can.

This blog is my happy place. My corner of the world where I get to share with you. And you get to tell me what you think, add new perspectives, and – at times – flat out disagree with me. But you are here. You are on this happiness journey with me. I can share with you. I can hear {read} your thoughts. I can be your virtual hug. We can support each other in the quest to creating ourselves and that is really all that matters most to me; because I cannot do anything – be a mom, entrepreneur, friend, daughter – without being a whole me first.

Control your mind, control your world

I control my mind, and I control my world. Whether it is a “bad” day at work, a hectic schedule full of chauffeuring children all around the neighborhood, a day filled with more responsibilities than I have time to meet, or or one evening contemplating the single life, I am in control. I see things the way I choose to. I make a conscious decision to see the upside to all things. And to be happy regardless of what happens in my life.

This brings me to what I’m here for today; to share one of my most favorite quotes about something that seems so simple but truly is the most powerful tool you have in your life skills box.

The choice is yours.

You can let things happen randomly, or you can make them happen the way you want them to. You can see things as good or bad, or you can simply see them for, and let them be, what they are. You can control your mind, and control your world.

Control Your Mind Control Your World - Buddha Quote

Think constantly of who you want to become and one day you will.

The following are a few of my most favorite books. I recommend these delights to anyone looking to follow the path of transforming your mind. I own each one and read them regularly… like every day. As Zig Ziglar once said: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” This applies here too. It’s not a one-time thing. It’s a mind shift. A lifestyle change. And it requires ongoing reinforcement.

Recommended Books

Change Your Mind And Your Life Will Follow: 12 Simple Principles
Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61)

I want to hear from you!
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Comments 3

  1. I don’t share much on social media because I’m not on social media. If I find something special, I will share it with my close friends and family, no one else. I love that phrase “Control Your Mind, Control Your World”, it grabbed my attention right away.

  2. This is so true. I have to work on controlling my mind and my thoughts daily. It can really be a struggle for me. Thank you for this great article

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