Power of Thought

Gandhi talked about our thoughts (very similar to Lao Tzu’s words below),

Lao Tzu, “Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts; Your thoughts become your words; Your words become your actions; Your actions become your habits; Your habits become your values; Your values become your destiny.” Gandhi

Buddha has very similar words as well in a very loving way,

“The thought manifest as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit and the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings.”

My poem on anger & quote from Buddha

Here is a poem I wrote in 2004 about anger and a quote I came across from Buddha on the same subject:  “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

SHUN ANGER MY CHILD © 2004

My children shun anger; shun violence

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