Master Your Thinking

And take control of your life.

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“As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where, your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” ~ James Lane Allen

We know that our thoughts create our reality, but it blows my mind to think that everything I did or thought for all those years has brought me to this very moment in my life where I am writing this article for you. The gravity of it all hit me when I read the above quote by James Allen.

I realized that I cannot escape the result of my thoughts, but I can endure and learn, can accept and be glad. I can tell you this, that I did realize the vision of my heart. My life turned out exactly as I wanted it to be way back in the teenage days when I wanted to help souls heal from pain(I didnt know how then), I wanted to be a mother and I wanted to dedicate my life to living a more spiritual life

Ofcourse I hadn’t fine tuned my future reality in my mind at that point, but I knew what I wanted my life to look like. You know like broad paint strokes. The details filled in automatically as I slowly set on this path.

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By no means was the journey easy, or well laid out for me. It was full of ups and downs and so many times I fell off the path so to speak. I made huge mistakes, horrible decisions but never ever gave up.

At the time of turmoil during my life, I knew surrendering to the spiritual path and mastering my thoughts would bring me solace and it did.

Into your hands will be placed the exact result of your thoughts; you will recieve that which you earn; no more no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.” ~ James Lane Allen


If you think you are beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you dont,

If you like to win, but you think you cant,

It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think youll lose, you’re lost,

For out of the world we find,

Success begins with a fellows will

Its all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,

You’ve got to think high to rise,

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles dont always go

to the stronger of faster man,

But sooner or later the man who wins



I love how the above poem captures the spirit of the power of our thoughts.

I’m excited to see what more my thoughts can create for me in the future. I have new colours for the broad strokes, filling in the details slowly

In the next article I will share with you simple and practical ways you can use to Master your thinking, so that you too can create the life you want.

💭❓What about you? What do you think? Is your thinking taking you where you want to go?

💗With all my love, Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc

💗Zeenat Merchant Syal is a Practicing Counseling Psychologist & Spiritual Counselor. She writes on Healing the Mind, Heart & Soul on Positive Provocations & offers Online Counseling there too.💗



𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 & 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴.

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Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc

Zeenat Merchant Syal, M.A, M.Sc


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