The power of a thought never comes from the thought. Has thought got any power then of itself?

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The opinions of the writer are expressed here in various ways. Power can be used in different ways too.

The writer believes that power must be kept linked to love, if it is not to run away on its own, and take us over in our thoughts, and control our thinking then too.

The power of a thought must come from love's power, not from your own power.

What are our thoughts, have they any power of their own?

"Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness."

The above quote is from the American musician, Billy Corgan.

Whereas, this next quote is from the Indian-born spiritual master, Osho (1931 to 1990).

"You are the host, and thoughts are your guests. You are the master of the house, the house belongs to you. Receive your thoughts, take care of them, but don’t get identified with them; otherwise, they will become the masters."

God allows for the obstinacy of thought to live in all souls, unless the Holy Spirit lives in them instead.

Thoughts are of the Devil. They come unbidden to you. Inspirational guidance is from the Holy spirit.

Listen to its message, and stop worrying, following, or even thinking that thoughts, any thought, can provide you with an answer. They never can, only the Holy spirit, as Jesus and God in you, being you, can ever give you the answers that you seek.

"Seek, and you will find,"says the Christian bible, in Saint Matthews gospel, chapter 7, and verse 7, but what are we seeking with, or from though, with our thoughts, or from our sinful position, or what?

We all begin from sin, (or from just thinking, and living from our own thoughts).

Such living and seeking, any seeking at all, helps to lift you away from sin.

This is because as you seek, you will come across people living from love, and then this love will light the fire in your own heart too, just as much as you abandon those thoughts of sinning, and embrace the light that the candle burns from the holy spirit in your heart for you to see, and then follow.

Thinking, thought, ideas, and opinions

Senryu: Thinking and thought

Inspiration comes.
Ideas are not opinions.
Thinking frees itself.

Inspiration comes.
Ideas become opinions.
Thinking traps itself.

When you let your opinion control your thoughts you are powerless to think then any new thoughts. Let your inspiration stay alive within your spirit.

Power? What is real power anyway?

"Calmness is the cradle of power."

The quote given above is from the American writer, Josiah Gilbert Holland, (1819 to 1881).

Power must be kept out of the pits of anger that stirs it up, and misuses it. Other such pits are selfishness, and greed. Calmness is not a pit as such though. It is as this writer said, a bed for your power, a cradle that associates love with it.

Power together with love empowers. Power without love only tries to rule, or control./b]

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."

This last quote is from the American musician, singer and song-writer, Jimi Hendrix, (1942 to 1970).

Photo credit for the photo used here.

The picture in this section requires me to add this attribution:

"Chimneys and Cooling Towers in the September morning mist , Ferrybridge Power Station - - 246614" by Bill Henderson. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

The power of poetry comes alive within its words and ideas

Poetry: The power of love comes not from the love of power

Power is a part of love, and yet love is never only raw power.
Power is a powerful form of loving, yet sometimes going sour.
When love becomes an overpowering force in its own power,
then love needs to love to learn to love again more lovingly now.

Power needs to learn to add power to its power less powerfully.
The power of real love is showing also within its gentle softness.
The love flowing from real power is never an overpowering power.
Love is to power as water is to stone, gentle yet unrelenting power.

Love never fights against power. Love only caresses, as it then blesses.
Love meets power with more love, love powers power forwards without shove.
Power now turns back into only love, and the two unite as power confesses,
"Love is the power behind all power, yet power sometimes acts without love."

Photo credits:

The photos used in this article have been all sourced from the free media site, Wikimedia Commons. Where author attribution is required that has been done in the sections so concerned.


Ideas And Opinions, Logical Thought, Power Of A Thought, Power Of Thought, Sin And Thoughts, Thinking, Thinking And Thought, Thought, Thoughts, Thoughts Of Sinning

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
20th Feb 2015 (#)

you bring forth such wisdom my dear spirited....
for me my mind is filled with what i put in it...altho i pick up thoughts from the environment so often they are not mine...ha!!! love and light to you xxxx

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author avatar spirited
20th Feb 2015 (#)

But where you get what you put in it(your mind) comes from the higher worlds, that's why you write with such wisdom too, thanks Carolina

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author avatar Carol Roach
20th Feb 2015 (#)

not sure I would embarrass a dictatorship though

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author avatar spirited
21st Feb 2015 (#)

thanks Carol

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author avatar Markthespark
20th Feb 2015 (#)

"Mind Power" devised by a Canadian specialist and also taught by South African, Robin Banks says Thoughts are real forces, the Mind is a sending and receiving station of thought; the mind doesn't differentiate between positive and negative; the subconscious reflects whatever it is "fed". It says you have the ability to channel the mind in a certain direction by focusing on and affirming certain thoughts. In the end this will dictate certain outcomes based on your affirmations over a period of time. I do believe that is true to a certain extent, as I have used the exercises which has given me a specific outcome I was focused on. However the subconscious and the mind are intricate in themselves; and what happens if you lose interest in spending so much time affirming - or you cannot maintain the habit of affirming? It's not possible to sustain Mind Power indefinitely. But I suppose you can tell your mind to - if you know what I mean. Interesting piece by the way!

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author avatar spirited
21st Feb 2015 (#)

affirmations can keep the thought within its river banks I guess, but I am not a great believer in them myself, thanks Markthespark

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author avatar Kingwell
20th Feb 2015 (#)

Very interesting piece Spirited. Many are brain washed by the power of the mind and we must be careful how we use it. Love is indeed the answer and I agree with the quote 'when the power of love overcomes the love of power we shall have peace'. Blessings

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author avatar spirited
21st Feb 2015 (#)

thanks Kingwell.

"Many are brain washed by the power of the mind."

That's why awareness is also so important I think.

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author avatar writestuff
21st Feb 2015 (#)

Great article. Congratulations on your star. I believe that thoughts can 'dictate' our actions. Be it a preview which stems from our imaginations or be it a review which stems from our memories both are real and fuel our positive or negative actions.

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author avatar spirited
21st Feb 2015 (#)

thanks writestuff.

Life is not just about thoughts and actions of course, but they are a big part of it.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Feb 2015 (#)

Real power is derived from empathy and compassion - others are orchestrated and skin deep, built on a thin base. How we view reality, string our thoughts, depend on our inner awareness. A great post Spirited - siva

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author avatar spirited
23rd Feb 2015 (#)

yes thanks siva, our inner awareness does play a big part in this I feel too.

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