The Seeds of Change
|By Dr. John H. Sklare
The thoughts that you have in your mind are similar to the seeds a farmer plants in his field. Consider the fertile soil of a farmers field. The farmer decides what crop he wants to grow and then he plants the appropriate seeds. The ground in which he plants the seeds has no choice but to produce the very crop that the farmer has plantedbe it corn, wheat, barley, or weeds. The ground doesnt debate, challenge or try to change the seed. Its only role is to embrace the seed, nurture its growth and produce the crop. The same can be said about the thoughts you plant in your mind.
You, like the farmer, are a planter of seeds. Your seeds, however, are of a psychological nature. In your case, these are the seeds of thought and behavior. While the farmer plants his seeds in the ground, you plant your seeds in your mind. And just as the type of seed the farmer plants in the earth determines what he produces in his field, the kinds of thoughts that you plant in your mind determine what you produce in your life.
If you plant seeds of negativism, self-doubt and apprehension, you produce a life full of fear, frustration and helplessness. On the other hand, if you plant seeds that are positive, hopeful and strong, you produce a much healthier, happier and successful life. You cant continue to plant seeds of doubt and failure in your mind and expect to produce the successful life you dream of. Think about that as you wander through your day today! What kind of seeds are you planting?
Wishing You Great Health,
Dr. John H. Sklare
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