Thoughts are Things …. 

and they are powerful things at that … 

“I don’t allow my mind to think a thought without my permission.” ~Rama Berch

In the Introduction to his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill begins by stating: “Truly, “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that … “

It is important to bring to our awareness the power of our thoughts  and how they affect our lives. The vast majority put very consideration into their thoughts; in fact, thinking is often almost a mechanical process, and most people don’t realize they can choose their thoughts, much less have an awareness that their thoughts have consequences.

In teaching meditation, often students will say they are having difficulty because they are “having too many thoughts!” That is a huge ‘a-ha’ moment for them. Up until that moment they thought they WERE their thoughts. However, in the realization of “having too many thoughts” — comes the awareness that “someone” is having those thoughts. They are a being who is having thoughts.


The idea that “Thoughts are Things” was stated by another author, Yogi Ramacharaka, more than 30 years prior to Napoleon Hills Think and Grow Rich . In Fourteen Lessons in Yogic Philosophy, written in 1903-1904. He taught his students that “Thoughts are Things” and that this wasn’t meant in a figurative sense or a fanciful way, but that he was expressing a literal truth. Thoughts are as much of a “thing” as light, electricity, or similar forms of energy, and they have power just as do all of the aforementioned forms of energy. Thoughts can be felt by the sensitive, and can be seen by the psychic. When a thought is sent forth with strength, it usually carries with it a certain amount of Life Force Energy (Prana), which gives it additional power and strength, and can produce startling effects.

Quantum Physics recognizes the reality of this concept and has started to explain the science behind it. The referenced authors, among others of the “New Thought” philosophy in the early 1900’s were expressing what the mystics, the sages, widsom keepers, monks and masters have known and taught for thousands of years.

Fascinating? Yes! Stay tuned to learn MORE about thought dynamics and the rest of the formula … until then, you might want to pick up a copy of these books and read, if you are interested: 

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