" As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
-Henry David Thoreau
Oh, did i previously mention that I'd be featuring my man Henry David quite frequently? Well, i will be, and that's simply because he's said some thangs that have drastically changed the way I think. I've read a lot of things that have affected my thinking, but none in the way this man has.
I'm guilty of thinking negatively from time to time....it's just the way my brain functions. But i do this today nowhere near as much as i used to. I've had to abide by what he's suggesting in this quote. Its been a struggle at times, but i know that i can turn around the way I'm thinking in the drop of a dime. Granted, it never works that way, there is way more footwork to it than that. I won't bore you with those details. But i can tell you that the ways in which I've had to work in order to keep my mind on the right path has been grueling at times. Its easier to pay attention to my thoughts now than it ever was before, and once you can become actively aware of your thoughts you can own them in a way that's really quite empowering.
Its 16° outside and I'm preparing to make my trek into work. No matter how much i complain about the weather, hot our cold, i love walking. I do a lot of walking at work and i can't believe i get paid to do it. My walk from the parking lot to my job is almost a mile in itself one way. As cold as it is, once my legs start moving my brain starts working. It's a beautiful thing.