Insights By: Ryan Westbrook-Vigue

Workbook Lesson: 338 Insights 

I am affected only by my thoughts.



Lesson 338


I am affected only by my thoughts.



If I ever feel sad, depressed, anxious, or fearful, it is only because of my thoughts. If I feel happy, enthusiastic, and full of joy, it is because of my thoughts. My thoughts are the cause of everything I experience. The thoughts I hold in my mind are what gives meaning to everything I see and experience. I am learning to watch my thoughts and ask myself often, “with the thoughts I am thinking now, am I joining with the ego of am I joining with the Holy Spirit?”


Today’s lesson is one of empowerment for me. It reclaims my power over all that I experience. With that power I am free to choose the peace and joy and Love of God instead of the darkness and emptiness of the ego. As I accept that “I am affected only by my thoughts,” the ego ceases to have control. I have become free to choose the happy thoughts of Love I share with God instead of the frightening thoughts of guilt and shame the ego offers. I have longed believed the ego’s lies. Without questioning them. I must practice day-by-day, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute, bring all my thoughts to the Holy Spirit. I must ask Him with an open mind, “What does this mean? I do not know.” 


This is how I will learn that I am truly affected only by my thoughts. This is how I will learn that I have a choice so that I can choose again. This is how I learn that I am God’s beloved Son, along with all my brothers and sisters. It is our unity in Him that keeps me safe, invulnerable, tranquil, in quiet joy, and perfect Love. It is this I seek to remember today. 




I know too much to go back to my old ways of thinking. I am at the stage where I would rather be happy than right. When I open to the Holy Spirit’s healing perceptions, I am led to forgive the thoughts I thought were true. I am led to experience peace, joy, and happiness. “I am affected only by my thoughts.”



Wishing each of you the deepest peace,




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