It isn't hard for the common person to conceive the correlation between the dominion of the Mind & the submission of the body. There are those with an increased Mindfulness whom Truly understand how the body is ruled entirely by the Mind. What is not as easily grasped is the unseen operation of the Mind, ruling over external conditions as well as internal; the invisible thoughts constructing conditions that determine visible outcomes.
If your current conditions were not crafted by thoughts, then by what were they created? Was it circumstance that you've fallen victim? Have you a clue what circumstance Truly is? Be it cause or effect? Circumstance is the condition connected to an action or event, & as such, is most certainly an effect. Circumstances are the end result of current beliefs. Everything visible to us is the effect, & an effect is the end result of it's causation, as effects cannot produce themselves, but are erected by the Mind.
Please believe that every visible effect is rooted in the unseen cause. In your Life, you are the primary cause. There is nothing but Mind, & nothing moves unless the Mind moves it. Should you believe in God or not, your Life is determined by your Mind, under Law.
The activity of the Mind is thought, & we are constantly taking action because we are constantly thinking to. In every moment of Time, we are either attracting or repelling through our thoughts. Many undergo this process without being in the awareness of it, although ignorance of Universal Law does not excuse one from it's operation.
Not that one explicitly thinks of failure, but under Law, sufficient thought to avert such conditions were not produced. Possibly, thoughts were what if failure was the outcome, or in some other way, the entertainment of failure was accepted into the subconscious Mind.
The reason for things, being surrounded by the products of the Mind, is under Law, which casts back at the Intellect, thereby manifesting everything that was thought. Man would not be an individual if not for this Truth. One of the definitions of individuality is the ability to think what we want to think. If one's constant thought is for Power, then through Universal Law, something has to manifest that in one's Life. The more detailed the mental image, the less that is left to the Universe to decide. Through ignorance, some are limited & bound by Law. This particular Law is often referred to as Karma, & it limits the ignorant, yet rewards the wise.
We live in the Mind, & we reap the harvest of the seeds of thought that we plant into our subconscious. If we think of ourselves needful or incapable of producing, or not having, then those become our physical conditions. Although this may be a difficult realization to obtain, Truth does eventually shed Light on the fact that this Law could produce no other effect. Our thoughts are the patterns, & our Mind is the designer. "It is done unto you as you have believed." You have the Power in your individual Mind to produce the circumstances that you desire, & the Way is through careful, constructive thoughts in respect to your Desires, & inconsiderate of any detractor.
Peace be with you.
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