On the subject of personal development a friend asked me do I believe the power of our mind is neutral or do I think we are born being positive or negative in our way of thinking.
Personally, I believe that the power of the mind is itself neutral. It is a power given freely to us at birth. As we grow we have the free will to think whatever we want to think but no thoughts are neutral.
Each thought each of us has creates some impact in our lives. So when we control how we think we can create happiness or sadness in our lives. In fact, the most wonderful part of free will is that we have the choice over the thoughts we occupy inside our heads.
Yes, we can be influenced by others around us but only if we make a choice of will to accept what they are saying as a belief we want to embrace.
Marianne Williamson said in her book A Return to Love “taking responsibility for our lives means taking responsibility for our thoughts” – one of the wonderful parts of being human is we can take control of our thoughts and therefore our lives.
Drop me an email with your opinion. I always welcome your feedback.
Your friend on the journey
P.S. If you are looking for some great books to help you tune your mind towards more positive nourishing ideas I recommend you check out the selection of recommend books for personal development here. I also welcome your personal suggestions.