Mohandes K. Gandhi-ji said “happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” A wonderful and simple, yet somehow often extremely difficult path to follow. Most of us fool ourselves into believing that as long as we behave a certain way, we’re doing our share. We assume our actions will trickle up to create higher consciousness. Often times we don’t think that thoughts and words manifest themselves, into action, either in ourselves or just in the general atmosphere, which we all have to live in.
I was contemplating this whole cosmic process (at the risk of sounding like a hippie), thinking how thoughts are what set it all in motion. A horrible, apocalyptic vision came to me. A vision of a world in which everyone did and said exactly as they thought.
Recognizing that I myself have been responsible for tremendously un-loving thoughts toward others throughout my life, this anti-fantasy world was constructed upon the probably-unfair assumption that all things are generally equal throughout the world in this respect. And I gotta say, it was terrifying. I am glad I began to recognize my thought patterns for what they were and started to work on them when I did.