Probably, we don’t assign the required importance to the thoughts we generate. We feel that they are not visible to anyone. Many people opine that even if they think negative about someone, it doesn’t really harm them. But is it really so? Actually, man is a creation of his own thoughts. As he thinks, so he becomes. Therefore, one must ponder deeply on what to think and how to think.
We must know how our thoughts impact us and others around us. How often when talking to someone, we feel a disconnection between what the person is saying and what his true intentions are? What causes this disconnection? Do we really communicate with people orally only? Do we also communicate through our feelings and thoughts? The things that really matter are mostly unspoken.
How is it that even when we mostly consider ourselves to be this physical body, we are still able to catch subtle vibrations? And what do we trust more—the words or the feelings? Let’s think about it for a moment. Though thoughts don’t have a gross form, these generate feelings, and the feelings affect our state—our physical and non-physical being. A thought never dies; it travels in the whole universe and comes back to us after getting multiplied many times.
The saying goes, ‘As you think, so shall you become’. As per Hindu scriptures “Brahma created the world by thought”. Then, what should we think? How to know what is negative, positive, or wasteful thought? When my thoughts are driven by the consciousness that I am a physical body, they automatically revolve around the physical possessions, relations, and attainments, but none of these things are going to last forever.
These are all accessories of the drama. Just as the actors are given a set of costumes and situations to support their roles, these are provided by the drama. As soon as my role in this body is over, I leave all these physical possessions and fly out of the body, to take on the next role. I might be assigning a lot of value to these physical and material things and people who are in my contact, but all this ceases to have any meaning for me, the soul, as soon as I leave this body.