“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” ~Lao Tzu
Long before health experts were telling us, “You are what you eat,” some time after Buddha spoke his wisdom, “What we think we become,” ancient Chinese sage Lao Tzu mused that we only need to change our way of thinking for our lives to fall into place.
Sounds so easy, right? Easier, at least, than always eating our greens, let alone somehow imagining ourselves into the NASA space program, or up on stage on Broadway!
I suspect what Lao Tzu mostly meant was to stop thinking—or at least stop thinking so much.
Of course we all know the power of positive thought, the law of attraction, and manifesting.
But for many of us, our thoughts often don’t serve us, yet we still think them. Better not to think at all!
When we think negatively about our circumstances or ourselves—when we dwell on our past or create angst trying to control our future—when we simply over-think our lives, we effectively stop the universal flow (or stop it from moving freely through our lives and thoughts).
And going with the universal flow is the key to your life falling into place.
Thinking “correctly” means aligning our thoughts with the universe—actually using our smarts to go with the flow, rather than being swept along in a flood stream of thoughts, in the maelstrom of our minds.
I didn’t go with the flow when that meant accepting infertility. I rowed and I raged against it. It was only natural that I wanted to change the cruel circumstances I found myself in, to paddle hard and fast against a current of pain that threatened to sink me at times.