If you tie a string around a lifesaver (or a ring, a washer, or a paperclip), hold it between two of your fingers, dangle it in front of your eyes while keeping your hand still, and then imagine it moving sideways, forwards and backwards, or stopping, it would follow your thoughts without you consciously moving it.
Your fingers aren’t moving, yet the object still follows your thoughts. How could that be possible?
It happens because your thoughts send tiny, imperceptible vibrations through your hand, which move the object. Your thoughts overcome your efforts because your efforts follow their instruction.
It’s not magic. It’s not an indescribable force acting on something outside of you. It’s simple, really. Everything in life contains energy, and that energy acts upon everything around it. Energy can’t be created nor destroyed, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another.
Your thoughts are not separate from this law. They, too, impact your environment. It’s not a single, isolated thought that holds the power. Rather, your thoughts often follow the same patterns, which build on each other and overtime generate a powerful energy that influences your experience of your life.
Someone who doesn’t believe they deserve something better than their current circumstances will likely stay within them, just as a person who consistently thinks they are capable of overcoming challenges will eventually move through and past them.
Someone who believes an unhealthy relationship is all that’s possible for them will never find anything better, just as someone who believes they deserve a loving and respectful partner will create that reality for themselves.
Your mind is a powerful tool that can either be used to move you closer or further away from a particular goal, desire, or experience. Like a vehicle, you’re always in the driver’s seat of your mind, but you cannot take control of the vehicle until you recognize the power of the seat you’re sitting in.