The things I THINK
determine how I FEEL
which influences how I ACT
what I will or won’t DO
and ultimately determine who I am.
The order is easy to remember; it starts with a 5 letter word, followed by a 4 letter word, a 3 letter word, a 2 letter word and a 1 letter word. If we write them, centered in a column, the shape of the words even suggests the shape of a funnel.
T H I N K
F E E L
A C T
AND, whatever you put in the top – just like a funnel – will come out at the bottom!
So here’s the million dollar question: what are you putting in your funnel?
The Law of the Funnel has always been true and other people have observed and described it with other words…
“A man is what he thinks about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man’s life is the sum of what his thoughts make him.” – Marcus Aurelius
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” -King Solomon (Proverbs 23:7)
Here are some quotes attributed to Buddha (aka Siddhartha Gautama) which seem to be in harmony with the Law of the Funnel:
“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”
“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
So if we can agree that the Law of the Funnel is real, then let’s try to think about what we’re thinking about (brain cramp alert!) And let’s put good stuff in our funnel!