“Be careful what you water your dreams with, water them with worry and fear and you will create weeds that will choke the life out of your dreams.” ~Lao Tzu
Your mind and a garden have more in common than you may think; if you consider weeds as negative thoughts, it begins to make sense. A weed with enough time will take over every garden in which it is allowed to flourish.
The same can be said of negative thoughts, if all you ever think about is negativity, it grows and grows until there’s no room for any positive thoughts to shine through. This doesn’t mean your mind is full of dark thoughts because, if you look at any garden that’s full of weeds, they flower into an array of beautiful colours and can be very pleasing to the eye.
This is the very reason why negative thoughts are so dangerous, you don’t recognise the danger you’re in until your mind is swamped with unwanted thoughts from which you will find it very difficult to clear.
The following quotes are accurate and if you think about them every time worry or fear enter your thoughts, your life will be better for it.
- “Worrying works, ninety percent of the things I worry about never happen.” ~Anon
- “Worrying is using your imagination to create images you don’t want to see.” ~Anon
- “The day you turn your back on fear, it disappears.” ~Anon
- “Fear is only as powerful as the power you give it.” Anon