You Are What You Think

The wisdom I would pass on to humanity is, “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.

As a mom of four, I am constantly reminding my kids to be careful and monitor what they listen to and what they watch to diligently guard their ear and eye gates. Most of all I listen to the words they speak and monitor their vocabulary, especially during times of frustration. If their vocabulary is negative, I urge them to get rid of those damaging words and replace them instead with positive, life giving words.

You see, I was once one of those people who struggled and wondered, Why?

I did an eleven year investigation to find answers. I desperately wanted to turn my life around. During that time I read countless books, listened to audio tapes and CDs on self development. Let me tell you it wasn’t easy because it called for self-discipline, and time management, no television, no radio, and very little internet (only used for work related research).

Besides reading and re-reading to digest the information, I practiced daily my new-found principles, monitoring my self talk, guarding my ear and eye gates etc. By the end of the eleven years I was transformed.

I had no problems, I began to see that any challenge that arose was an opportunity for me to practice my new skill of turning my thoughts around, to change my thoughts and perceptions and find the blessings and rewards in every situation. I am able to live free and anyone can because life is all about how you think!

What I have learned that matters are those principles I have learned to live by.

Although I am not perfect, I strive everyday to “love my neighbor as myself.” How? By doing to and for others what I would like done to and for me….Continue reading at

Brenda Isom is a a solution-strategist, a financial specialist and the author of HOPE: The New Financial System Emerging After the American Economic Crisis.

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Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapaabout a year ago

Thank you

Stanley R.
Stanley R.1 years ago

Well before you know it,the time is up. Then the end game of transition. Here is one cycle of incarnation and the wisdom attained. How may more karmic cycles to graduate to divinity? Just a moment of spirituality in this lifetime can bring us in tune with the transcendent experience of oneness. This is a state beyond all fear. The older souls are electing to rest awhile jn their heavenly sanctity; there is much work to do to save humanity. We have to scrutinize our every action to become the change we want to see in society.

Deborah W.
Deborah W.1 years ago

Victim or survivor ... glass half full or half empty ... shareholder in life or self-contained ... loving or hateful ... capable of laughing at yourself or always right, no discussion, etc.

If you look into the center of yourself, honestly, and see what is, change is possible if and as needed.

Carol S.
Carol S.1 years ago

Indeed. If you think you'll do well you will and vice versa. It is an acquired skill, changing negative thoughts to positive ones, but certainly one that can be learned :)

Darla R.
Darla R.1 years ago


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Sandra A.
Sandra A.1 years ago

And what if I'm already awesome and know it? ;)

Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.1 years ago

Trick yourself into thinking good things and thoughts and in the end your brain changes to accept positive changes rather than negative. Smile even if you're having a funk day, smile at ppl walking by or even en say hello. It all goes to reinforce the brain in a positive way.
be kind with yourself and with others too.

Mac C.
mac C.1 years ago

Lovely thoughts and lessons you've shared with us. Thank you, I enjoyed your post very much.

On a side note, I worked for Tech CU as well, good credit union, small world.