It is believed that what you think is what you become.
Our mind set influences our behavior and our behavior expresses into our actions; our actions create an impact which ultimately shows it's repercussion on ourselves. So why not shape our thoughts, ideas and perception in such a way that when it comes back to us we can happily accept it.
So how do we reach there?
Let's go through a process which will help us to figure it out that how we can explore our thoughts and actions, cultivate them and transform the result.
Start monitoring your behavior. Why are you behaving in a certain way? What is the idea behind it? Try knowing the reason through understanding your past experiences.
Knowing Your Past
It is believed that our past experiences are the reason of our current behavior. Humans past experience is a teacher. We learn from them and take decision and do actions from those teachings from past.
Observe your surroundings - what do you see? Is the environment suitable for what you want to become? Will it help you to grow through it or does it need modifications and changes? Are people around you the ones who wish for your growth? Are you ready to take criticism and advice from the people around you? Do you trust them for this? Try answering these questions and you will know if any changes are needed in your environment.
Identifying the changes needed to be made and making a strategy for bringing those changes. Focusing individually on the issues related to your environment your past and your behavior, plan for steps to be taken to bring a change and cultivate your thoughts. For "growing" through the process you need to "go" through the process. Cultivation helps you to enhance your thinking and bring a transformation. To cultivate is to imbibe culture. And when you culture yourself, you become an identity, leading a particular way of life to grow and transform the way you think. Indian thought has always focused on knowing yourself rather than knowing someone else. If you can understand who you are , it becomes easy for you to understand with whom you are. Once you start knowing yourself you can experience the divine who is always with you but can't be seen because of ego, greed, anxiety, fear, selfishness etc. Once you start knowing yourself and experience the divine within, you start looking at the world through the lens of the divine and hence you perceive divinity everywhere and in everything.
When you transform, the core remains original but the way of knowing it, and understanding it changes. We humans have a dynamic nature and hence we have a tendency to transform our self, from time to time. From radios to OTT platforms, we have seen a drastic change in all. With that human have transformed their way of living in all possible ways and it keeps on going. The key aspect to be considered here is that if the roots are not strong enough the tree can't stand. It doesn't matter if we have transformed or not, what matters is that after the transformation, are we still grounded to our roots.
Having a clear understanding and awareness of the origins of my existence shapes my way of thinking and that in turn shapes me. And so , What I think is what I become!