Re: Useful Lines (found on a Taoist website about 5 years ago)
- "aideenmck" <aideenmck@...> wrote:
> Observe your thoughts, for they become words.
> Choose your words, for they become acts.
> Understand your acts, for they become habits.
> Study your habits, for they become your character.
> Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.
Thanks for sharing this. It reminded me of
one of my favorite Swami Sivananda sayings
that went something like:
"Before any actions, there are words, and before
any words there are thoughts. Witness your thoughts
and you will have control over your words and your
He also often referred to the value of awareness
of habitual actions and developing holy ones to replace
These concepts point to positioning your Self in
the Witness position, and when you see your thoughts,
words, or actions being other than righteous (Sattvic)
you need not continue them and can reboot into a more
appropriate (peace-full) mode. Maintaining this effort
of awareness allows for living life effortlessly
as it take place.
Peace and blessings,