1st and 2nd

It’s been said that the first thought that pops into your head is just a reflection of how society has conditioned you to respond– it’s the second thought that defines who you are.

So if an unkind thought pops into your head, don’t fret over it.  Just replace it with one of your own.

Habits

 

“It is not your passing thoughts or brilliant ideas so much as your plain everyday habits that control your life.  Live Simply. Don’t get caught in the machine of the world— it is too exacting. By the time you get what you are seeking your nerves are gone, the heart is damaged, and the bones are aching. Resolve to develop your spiritual powers more earnestly from now on. Learn the art of right living. If you have joy you have everything, so learn to be glad and contented… Have happiness now.”  ~Paramahansa Yogananda