Student: What’s the key to successful living.
Teacher: You must live by The Law of Your Own Thoughts.
Student: What’s that mean?
Teacher: It means that you must determine the direction that your thoughts flow because that is the direction that your life goes.
Student: Is it a “cause and effect” kind of thing?
Teacher: Precisely. Your thoughts and ideas control cause, and your actions and experiences are the effect. Learn to live by The Law of Your Own Thoughts, obey that law and you hold the key to successful living. You are a thinker of ideas. Make it a point to consciously choose the ideas that you plan to think about. Now proceed to think about those ideas purposefully, and you will see that your life will go exactly as your thoughts command it should be. When your thoughts are original your life is unique. When your thoughts are mechanical, your life is machine-like and very predictable.
Student: I gather from this that when I’m living by The Law of My Own Thoughts, it means that I am thinking for myself. Otherwise I’m just a puppet dancing on string of thoughts offered by others.
Teacher: Well put.