HomeVolume 1Issue 3 Creating your own reality

The great yogis of India and modern physicists agree that the whole universe is composed of two things: akasha meaning space, and prana, the infinite power of the universe. Out of this prana evolves everything that we call energy or force. It becomes motion, gravitation, magnetism, heat, sound, light and time in the universe, and it becomes activity, nerve currents and thought in us. Our thoughts are energy, sometimes very subtle and potent, and this energy flows into whatever we are thinking about. The more our thoughts are focused on something, the more energy we give to that idea. There is a famous old English proverb that goes like this:

Sow a thought you reap an action.
Sow an act you reap a habit.
Sow a habit you reap a character.
Sow a character you reap a destiny.

Everything starts with thought. Here is an experiment you could try:

    • Before you sleep, put a pen and small pocket notebook by your bed, and when you wake up in the morning observe the first thoughts that come into your head. Take a minute to note them down.
    • Go about your morning routine – wash, meditate, exercise, eat breakfast, organise the family for the day, etc. What thoughts go through your head? Make a note of them.
    • Take your notebook to work with you. What do you think about on the way to work?
    • At your workplace, observe the thoughts that come throughout the day, and continue doing this on and off until you go home and sleep at night.
    • Don’t analyse, simply observe and record, without going into too much detail.

The next day, read through your notes and discover:

    • What sort of reality did I create with my thoughts?
    • How did my thoughts contribute to the environment at home and at my workplace?
    • What effect am I having on the atmosphere and the people around me? Take the time to observe how you contribute to harmony, inspire others, create beautiful thought environments wherever you go, and generally at the end of any day are able to say, “That was a good day!”


Elizabeth Denley

Elizabeth Denley

Elizabeth is the founding editor of Heartfulness Magazine. She is Australian, loves meditating, writing, playing and singing music, gardening, thinking, spending time with her two grown up children, and life in general. She has been a st... Read More