In the Jewish Talmud, we read, "as above, so below, as within so without."

Jesus in the Lord's prayer says, "thy kingdom come thy will be done. On earth, as it is in heaven."

The law of attraction would say if you are going without you need to start looking within.

If you don't like it what you are seeing in your life, you need to examine closely what you are saying in your life.

What you think about and speak about, you will bring about!

In Proverbs, we read, "For as a man thinks in his mind so is he......" 

Marcus Aurelius said, "A man is nothing more than the sum of his thoughts!"

What do your thoughts total?  Romans 12:2 says, "Be no longer conformed to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may be able to prove the will of God for your life.  His good, pleasing, and perfect will concerning you! Are you in the habit of positive thinking!

We are also admonished in Philippians 4 "Finally whatsoever things are true, lovely, of good report, prosperous, healthy, wealthy, good and wholesome.  Let your mind dwell on these thoughts!"

I could go on and on about what the bible says about our thinking and the mind! 

We are to be focused like a laser beam on what it is we want.  In James 1: We are told that double-mindedness will prohibit us from receiving good in our lives. 

All of the great teachers of the past may disagree on many things, but on this one thing, they are in unanimous agreement.  That we become what we think about.  Dr. Albert Sweitzer was asked what is wrong with men today?  To which he replied, "Men simply do not think! The problem in our society is not cowardice but rather conformity! Most people who go to a job that they hate every day are not cowards, on the contrary, it takes courage and bravery to show up and do a job for something you hate.

We are only transformed when we no longer conform. What is it going to take for us to step into our greatness and stop conforming?  Check this scene out from the movie Up In The Air.  It's fabulous!



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There is a God who permeates our entire universe.  God is a creative being and he created you in His Image. Or he created a picture in His mind of what he wanted you to be.  It was a strategic plan.  Just think of the intricacies of your life!  So many people want to be to prove God, to which I reply just look at nature and look in the mirror. So we are going to be creative.   That is where our thoughts come into play. When we have specific thoughts that are filled with definiteness of purpose and a burning desire for their attainment.  Now for some sobering news, this is for either positive or negative thoughts!  
Our problem is that we think in pictures? However, it is difficult to control our thinking if we don't have a good picture of the mind!
If I asked you what kind of car you drive, you would be able to pull a picture of your car on the screen of your mind and tell me what color, make and model, cloth or leather and etc.  Same thing with your refrigerator. Or your closet.  Anything.  But if I asked you to tell me what your mind looks like.  You may be thinking of a pile of gray mush.  That would be your brain, which is nothing more than an electronic switching station.  But no one has seen the mind. 
So some years ago Bob Proctor introduced me to this picture.  Get out a piece of paper and draw a stick person. 
Make that head the largest part, and then draw a line horizontally across this.  Then write the conscious mind in the top of the head and below the line write sub-conscious mind.
The conscious mind is what we reason with.  It is our filter based on our environment.  We have the 5 senses of sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch.
The subconscious is the part of your mind that is automatic, it is the reaction to the thoughts that you have created pictures in your conscious mind.  A picture held in the conscious mind with belief and emotions makes its way into your subconscious mind and that will cause the thing you think about to be created.  For most of us, the ones that impact us the most are sight, hearing, and touch.  We see something, it looks pleasant to the eye, and feels good.  And may even sound good! 
We have been programmed to think a certain way.  Habit is God's way of making good automatic in. your life!  When we think of habit, we generally think of negative! But God intended everything for good, After He created everything he said it was good.  However, because of the weeds of worry and negativity, we can be overrun with negativity.  Just turn on the news.  I think CNN stands for Continual Negative News. 
We are inundated with negativity all around us.  We rarely focus on what is good.  This is why it is so important to get a coach in your life and continually renew your mind1 
Get someone to hold you accountable!  It is vitally important.  And read books that inspire you, I challenge you to start reading books that teach you how to renew that mind. 
Speaking of books here are some good titles, The Bible specifically the book of John and Philippians, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, As A Man Thinketh by James Allen, and whatever other books that deal with thought and helping you renew your mind!