We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

Swami Vivekananda

From Here to There

23 Comments CherryPie on Mar 22nd 2015

23 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. But do we not make our thoughts? I don’t know. But if we make out thoughts, and yet we are what out thoughts have made us… no wonder I feel as if I’m just going round and round in circles.

  2. Eh… “our”, twice… (we make our typos… or do we?)

  3. ubermouth says:

    That is so true. Similar to the one I love by Dale Carnegie.
    `A man is not what he thinks he is. What he thinks,he is.`

  4. lisl says:

    Did that aircraft surprise you, or were you very quick off the mark, Cherie?

  5. Ginnie says:

    I love the juxtaposition of this quote with the plane “traveling far” in your image, Cherry. Brilliant.

  6. Sigrun says:

    That is so true!


  7. Amfortas says:

    Thoughts arise in me. I have no idea where some of them come from. Many, I know, come from other people. My head is chokka with the words of other people. ‘They’ started putting their idea and words in my head before I had even one of either of my own. They don’t stop !! But those words and ideas, and the one’s that ‘arise’ from who-knows-where, all get ‘The Treatment’. As this is getting, right now.

    Is it ‘True’? What are the Consequences if it is true? What is my relationship to it? Can I Love you for giving it to me or shall I hand it back? Let me follow awhile and see where it goes. I shall hold off judging it until I have thought about it more. A lot more sometimes. Then it either goes toward wisdom or into the ‘fail’ basket. Or maybe back to you. :)

  8. False thoughts seem to live longer than true thoughts though. ;)

  9. No truer words I have found….

  10. Astrid says:

    I believe in positive thinking, however sometimes it is difficult to stay positive in a negative environment…
    A nice quote that made me think :)
    We are free in what we think, but we are not free to do what we think. I could be very dangerous then…..
    However that only happens in the matter of ‘action and reaction’ when people act normal towards me, I can return that ‘normality’ too…
    …..and sometimes I speak my mind, that to great laughter sometimes from my colleagues, I have a big imagination and am able to ‘give a picture’ with what I think.
    Sometimes I say; it is dangerous to think and let people do the thinking that get paid to do the thinking.
    I have written enough words, don’t you think…. (just being silly here)
    Have a great day, sun is out here and I am about to go outside for a small walk.

    • CherryPie says:

      When I am in an enforced negative environment I too find it hard to have positive thoughts. This type of environment is quite destructive to well being.

      I think it is better to be a thinker than not ;-)

      I hope you enjoyed our walk in the sunshine :-)

  11. ....peter:) says:

    i like your quote this week Cherie… words are easy to use but it is how they are received that matters…
    i like your photo… a mix of the ancient and the new….peter:)

    • CherryPie says:

      Words need to be phrased in such a way that the people who are listening to them are able to understand your meaning :-)

      I am glad you like the photo :-)