The following is excerpted from “The One Minute Millionaire” by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. We like this down-to-earth explanation about how thoughts manifest. It also strengthens one’s resolve to nurture abundant thoughts, and stifle the negative ones.
“Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit,
but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed.” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
“Look around you. Everything you see began as a thought in someone’s mind. The chair you sit on. The table you work at. The car you drive. The house you live in. The clothes you wear. The television you watch. First, a thought. Then, a thing — brought forth out of nothing. Voila! There it is. Everything begins as a thought.
The verb for turning thoughts into things is to manifest.It comes from the middle English word manifestus meaning “visible” and the Latin word manus meaning “hand.” When you manifest something, you metaphorically reach your hand through the invisible curtain separating the tangible world from the world of imagination and pull your desired object into existence.
First, you think it, then you manifest it. You “materialize” it. You cause it to appear.
Everyone manifests. Some people manifest abundance. Others manifest lack. If you don’t have what you want, examine your thoughts. Ask yourself, “How did I manifest this?”
You are the fruit of the thoughts you have planted and nourished. If you want a better harvest, you must plant better thoughts. Just like an apple seed will not produce a peach tree, poor thoughts will not produce prosperity. As surely as the acorn becomes the oak tree, the images in your mind become reality.
Thoughts are things. Every thought has a consequence. No thought lives in your brain rent-free. Each thought is a pebble dropped into the pond of your life — the ripples are real. The more intense the thought, the more powerful the outcome. An angry thought gets picked up like a radio wave. People can sense it. Animals can smell it.The whole energy system surrounding it is infected. Weed out such thoughts.
Think positive thoughts, intensely. Grow enthusiastic images, boldly. Speak only wonderful words to yourself, constantly. Feel fantastic. NOW! This colors your view of the world. Like a magnet, you attract the resources necessary to manifest the world you desire.
Everything manifested around you made someone a fortune. Everywhere you look, you can see it. The chair you sit on. The table you work at. The car you drive. The house you live in. The clothes you wear. The television you watch. Everywhere you look — every thing you see has made or is making someone millions.”