If you were
building a new home for yourself, you know that you would be intensely interested
in regard to the blueprint for your home; you would see to it that the builders
conformed to the blueprint. You would watch the material and select only
the best wood, steel, in fact, the best of everything. What about your mental
blueprint for happiness and abundance? All your experiences and everything
that enters into your life depend upon the nature of the mental building
blocks which you use in the construction of your mental home.
If your blueprint is full of mental patterns of fear, worry, anxiety, or
lack, and if you are despondent, doubtful, and cynical, then the texture
of the mental material you are weaving into your mind will come forth as
more toil, care, tension, anxiety, and limitation of all kinds.
The most fundamental and the most far reaching activity in life is that
which you build into your mentality every waking hour. Your word is silent
and invisible; nevertheless, it is real.
You are building your mental home all the time, and your thought and mental
imagery represent your blueprint. Hour by hour, moment by moment, you can
build radiant health, success, and happiness by the thoughts you think,
the ideas which you harbor, the beliefs that you accept, and the scenes
that you reherse in the hidden studio of your mind. This stately mansion,
upon construction of which you are perpetually engaged, is your personality,
your identity in this plane, your whole life story.
-- Dr. Joseph Murphy in "Power of Your Subconscious Mind"