"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be."
This is so interesting to me because it sure sounds like we can control our destiny or our present circumstances by our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. Pretty powerful. I wonder how many people follow that principle. Is it really truthful? Can we set the tone for our days, our lives just by what we think about ourselves? Can we work to change the beliefs we've had since childhood? Can we believe ourselves into a dream career or dream life? Again, that is powerful if it is true. How do we get ourselves to actually, really, believe these hopeful and positive dreams we may have for ourselves. Or would some people say that's a lot of hooey and we can't control our circumstances?
I want to start envisioning some positive differences in my life and see if Gandhi really knew what was up, so to speak. Is this a daily practice that needs to be undertaken to really "work"? I'd love to hear what others think about this. Do we have ultimate control over our lives or is everything planned ahead of time and unable to be changed?