In the word-less world, also known as evolution, nature, or the wild, thoughts don’t exist for self-evident reasons.
Among the word-users, the tendency is to think it is our thinking that got us here, makes us unique, and separates us from the word-less, that is from everything except us.
Or as Henry Ford would have it, “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, you’re right.” Put differently, the priority of the conditioned mind is to be right.
Kidding aside, thinking matters, of course, but at the same time everybody knows that the world we live in—complete with the promoters of “Life sucks and then you die,” “The doomsday clock is nearer to apocalypse than ever,” “I see no hope for the future”—is, in fact, the world of our own making, and it won’t be changed, let alone made better, by the same thoughts that create it.
To believe, as if in the beginning were the thought, it is our thinking that got us here would be forgetting what got us here in the first place.
We cannot change what is. In the beginning is the word no matter what. But you can tip the balance in your favor.
Think good words.
“Words become works.” – Seneca