Thoughts — The Building Blocks of our Life

David Nair
4 min readAug 4, 2022

Our thoughts build our personality, character and lives. Our thoughts determine what we are and what we will be in future. Many find this hard to grasp, as we live in an era where substantiation is required before it is accepted.

I shall endeavour to weave through this article and future articles on this subject with the hope, in the end, to provide a tapestry that would be enlightening, thought-provoking and substantiate the belief, that “our thoughts are our building blocks to our life”. We need to be continuously working and building the base.

Many religions, philosophies, great thinkers, and high achievers affirm that we are actually the materialization of thought….

The Bible quotes, ‘As a Man thinketh so is he’

Buddha reflects, ‘All matter is the manifestation of Thought’

Thoughts built upon thoughts, built upon thoughts, create the lives we live or, as put succinctly by George Sala, “Thoughts engender thoughts” ……. The more you think, the better you will express yourself.”

Emerson’s perspective is thoughts rule the world. He goes on to say there is no thought in any mind. Interesting? He goes on to say as soon as a thought originates in the mind, it is converted immediately into power. Science today has proven that thought is a wave, an electromagnetic wave transmission. So thought is converted into power. What power?


It is commonly referred to that man of action are, after all, only the unconscious instrument of the men of thought.

Thoughts in addition to forming the building blocks of life are the root source of personal power and it is through thought, that we attain personal success.

One of Dr Norman Vincent Pearl’s mantras is ‘Think Success, Visualize Success, and you will set in motion the power force of the realizable wish.’ When this mental picture is strongly held it actually controls conditions, circumstances and creates the environment to germinate that thought into reality.

Just like an apple seed planted in the ground…. Unless the soil is tilled, roots & all debris removed, the soil watered, fertilized, cared and nurtured, only then will the seed germinate, and grow into a tree that will fruit thousands of apples in its lifetime. The same applies to thought, with a difference, it has a greater rate of return on investment, than what was derived from the apple seed.

How many of us nature and create that ambience for that thought to flourish……This I shall be covering in future articles.

To quote from one of the Mystic Yogis……

Music means various types of sounds:

When they’re in Tune it becomes Music:

Out of tune, it becomes noise.

The same with YOU

If all the different ingredients of who you are are in tune,

You are like music; out of tune you become noise

Our mind reverberates in the same form, Music or Noise….. We need to master the art of the control of our mind and direct it with that SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE……

As we journey through, our thoughts determine what we are and what we will be, our thoughts are our source of personal power, and our thoughts are the principal means of our successful achievements. It is these thoughts that can bestow upon us the gifts of happiness and pleasures.

Thousands of years of wisdom, experience and observation have proven, beyond any doubt, that you will become what you think….

So what should we think?

Whatever happens, to attract its attention it will set in motion a chain of thoughts one leading to another and endlessly drifting….As opposed to having a DOMINANT THOUGHT in our mind… this dictates to the mind and triggers a set of processes to move in that set direction… as we create certain habit patterns this will be further reinforced and by repetition of this same process, these thoughts are embedded and well set for the inevitable achievement….

David Nair



David Nair

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