Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Thoughts on Thinking over Time

Heraclitus of Ephesus (ca 535 - 475 BCE)   Greek philosopher.  Believed change was central to the universe.
"You cannot step into the same river twice."

Epictetus (ca 55-135 CE)  Greek Stoic philosopher.  “Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.”  “Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)  playwright. “...for there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.”  Hamlet, Act II, Scene 1.

George Berkley (1685-1753)  empiricist.  “The only thing we can perceive are our own perceptions.”

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)  Economist.  “When someone persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind.  What do you do?”

Emmet Fox (1886-1951) minister, author.  “People are trying to change outer conditions but leaving their consciousness unchanged, and it cannot be done.”

Charles Fillmore (1854-1948) philosopher, mystic.  “Your mind, body, and affairs are the expression of your thoughts, so, if you are unhappy, change your mental habits.”

John A. Wheeler (1911-2008)  physicist.  “We inhabit a cosmos made real in part by our own observations...our observations influence the universe at the most fundamental levels.”

Everything begins with a thought.  A wag once wrote "Things not thought never came to pass." Whatever you wish to "pass" in your experience must be preceded by a like thought.

So, think about it.

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