To think is to take a long, deep, hard look at reality where the knowing process becomes more than the vision itself. Thinking requires use of the intellect, as well as judgment, consciousness and connectivity to the object of thought. It is not a mere accumulation of information but the synthesizing of information into ideas and insight. Thinking is the work of the spirit, not only the human spirit but God’s Spirit; it is the dynamic engagement of the mind with the world as we know it. Each time the mind comprehends something it unites the world in a new way. It is the power of the mind that pushes evolution forward toward greater complexity and unity, but it is the power of love that draws life onward toward more unitive life. Thought can lead us to create new horizons of insight, but love draws all together and leads us into the future.
Adapted from Ilia Deleo
May my thoughts expand my vision.
Check to see how many times you pause to think before taking a position on things. Do you make time to look at reality?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Avoid thinking about past issues and grudges.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
What we think, we become.
A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
Arthur C. Clarke
It’s not the events that shape my life that determine how I feel and act, but, rather, it’s the way I interpret and evaluate my life experiences.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy