Thinking is NOT the highest function of a sentient mind…
Thinking is merely one of its servants.
There’s something far more powerful and consequential than mere cognition… something called ATTITUDE–the moral stance towards existence you carry with you everywhere you go… so deeply embedded in your psyche that you don’t even know it’s there… so all-consuming that you don’t have an attitude as much as your attitude has you.
No matter your intellectual endowment, this moral stance is master over all… with the power to direct and focus your eyes and ears… to animate your hands, feet, and vocal cords… to impassion your hopes and dreams… to filter and amplify your perceptions and expectations of everyone and everything around you, for better or worse.
And so your attitude sweeps you this way or that… towards pessimism or optimism, cynicism or trust, despair or hope, judgment or curiosity, resignation or engagement, scarcity or abundance, competition or collaboration, victimhood or empowerment, resentment or forgiveness, entitlement or gratitude, to name but a few… each with the absolute power to choose what lives and what dies.
So, in which direction is your attitude leaning today?
In which direction would you like it to lean?