Preferred Perception

to create reality is life's purpose – lessons from Nowheim

Sign Post Destiny


“Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

Lao Tzu


I think that words can become thoughts if repeated often enough like a mantra or an affirmation.

Thoughts become beliefs if thought often enough.

Beliefs underlie habits and form our destiny. Thus, destiny is not something imposed on us.

Destiny is simply a sign post. It points to the reality we are creating for ourselves.

Change the words you speak; change the thoughts you think; change your beliefs.

Your habits will change, and the sign post will magically turn.

Destiny is an interesting sign post. It shows you where you are like a mirror and where you are heading like a fortune teller.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


  1. Onslow says:

    “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
    ― Lao Tzu

  2. Wilma Reiber says:

    … and that’s why I appreciate a fortune teller: not to find out about my future but to find out where I am right now and which way my nose is pointing.
    That is a great quote. Thanks, Onslow.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *