Monday, January 31, 2011

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
-
Henry David Thoreau



I needed this advice myself today.

photo by bogdan on flickr

11 comments:

Desiree said...

Tremendously powerful words and such a marvellous picture you've selected to accompany them.

Tracy said...

Thoreau so often has such good advice, and this quote is not exception. I am especially tuning into these words: "...we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." Happy Week, Yolanda :o) ((HUGS)9 HU

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I find that the things I tend to think over and over are the things I don't want to have happen...the things that worry me. I really need to turn that around.

Char said...

i adore thoreau - i read walden about once every other year

sandy said...

I need this a lot of days. Thanks so much

SandyCarlson said...

Just what I needed as I work hard to change my old ways.

Privet and Holly said...

This is absolutely
so true...the power
of attraction at
work...Thank you for
the reminder, Yolanda!
xx Suzanne

Laura said...

Oh, my. These truly are pearls. Do you suppose my children will practice their lessons more if I share? Why do we wait so long to learn the valuable lessons? Thank you for this...making pathways today.

Mickle in NZ said...

What a beautiful piece of writing - it had me stopping and thinking.

Sending care and warm huggles, Michelle

Anneliese said...

That is such a beautiful picture!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I love this quote!