Inflow of new thoughts can remake you. The world in which you live is not primarily determined by outward conditions and circumstances, but by thoughts that habitually occupy your mind.
“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
You can actually think yourself into or out of situations. You can make yourself ill
with your thoughts and by the same token you can make yourself well by the use of
a different and healing type of thought. Think one way and you attract the conditions which that type of thinking indicates. Think another way and you can create an entirely different set of conditions.
Conditions are created by thoughts far more powerfully than thoughts create conditions.
Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past. It is nature self, we may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness free you and the world from suffering.
The human mind, in its desire to know, understand, and control, mistakes its opinions and viewpoints for the truth. It says: this is how it is. However you judge any situation, it is no more than viewpoint, it is no more than a bundle of thoughts. The thinking mind is a useful and powerful tool, but it is also very limiting when it takes over your life completely, when you do not realize that it is only a small aspect of the consciousness that you are. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of “I know”.