As water reflects the
face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19 (NIV)
The world operates on laws. Some
laws are more obvious than others; you hardly need to explain gravity to
anyone. While people may not necessarily understand the science behind this
force, even a toddler knows that things fall down.
Here is one
of such laws, It says, “As within, so without.” Brian Tracy called it the law
of Correspondence; in operation it implies that your outer world is a
reflection of your inner world. If there is beauty, harmony and orderliness in
your outer life, it’s a reflection of your inner life. In the same vein, every
disharmony you experience is only a reflection of the state of things internally.
If you don’t
like your external circumstances, the usual tendency is to want to start from
outside, that is like attacking the symptoms without tackling the cause. With correspondence, you create within
yourself the mental equivalent of what you want to experience on the outside.
If you want peace and serenity on the outside, it must first be created within.
In the words of James Allen in his
classic “As a Man Thinketh” The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the
operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically
expressed. If you would perfect your body, guard your mind. If you would renew
your body, beautify your mind. Thoughts of malice, envy, disappointment,
despondency, rob the body of its health and grace. A sour face does not come by
chance; it is made by sour thoughts.
Above all, Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of
it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 As you take control of your
thoughts, I see you flourish in all things.