Thoughts are a tricky one. On one hand we have been conditioned to believe our thoughts originate from our physical brains, so that is our natural perspective for everything.
But on the other hand we are being told that the actual and only function of our physical brain is to act as a receiver. In an effort to reconcile this paradox, consider the following:
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19, The Holy Bible
What you seek is seeking you. ~ Rumi, Persian theologian and Sufi mystic
A physicist is just an atoms way of looking at itself. ~ Niels Bohr, American quantum physicist
As you think, so shall you become.~ Bruce Lee, Marshall artist, actor and philosopher
All we are is a result of our thoughts. The mind is everything. What we think we become. ~ The Buddha
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. ~
Proverbs 23:7, The Holy Bible
As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Whatever you habitually think sinks into the subconscious. The subconscious is the seat of the emotions and is a creative mind. Once subconscious accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. Whatever you feel is true, your subconscious will accept and bring forth into experience. ~ Jane Roberts, American author, poet and psychic medium of Seth.
What you think about, you bring about. ~ Bob Proctor, Canadian born author and
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit. Watch your habits;they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Lao Tzu, Founder of Philosophical
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true ~ Napoleon Hill, American Self help author
Dreams come true ~ Idiom
Thoughts become things... Choose the Good Ones! ~ Mike Dooley, American author and New Thought philosopher
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. ~ Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist
I think therefore I am. ~ Rene Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician and scientist
As the heat of the coal differs from the coal itself, so do memory, perception, judgment, emotion, and will, differ from the brain which is the instrument of thought. ~ Annie Besant, British Theosophist
Your physical brain is merely a vehicle that is used by your true mind, which is a field of energy. All physical matter, in truth, is a field of energy, inclusive of the physical body, minerals, vegetables and all else in nature. ~ Dr. Leon Masters, American Founder of the International University of Metaphysics
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.~ Nikola Tesla,
Serbian-American inventor, engineer and futurist
It might surprise you to know, as personality constructs – as physical minds – you do not conceive of any ideas. The personality does not conceive of concepts. It perceives concepts; it does not conceive them…. The ‘higher self’ conceives; the physical brain receives; the personality mind perceives. That’s all it does.
Any idea, any inspiration, any imagination ‘you’ have ever had doesn’t come from the physical mind portion of you; it comes from the ‘higher self’ portion of you through the receiver – the brain – and is translated by the brain into a vibration that the physical mind then perceives as a reflected reality...
~ Bashar, channeled by Darryl Anka
Superconsciousness feeds the subconscious, which in turn projects itself (out there) for the self-conscious (ego) to experience. ~ Occult teaching
But you don’t decide what to do with the info. Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls thought. Whereas actually thought is the one that controls each one of us. ~ David Bohm, American quantum and theoretical physicist
The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the thinker". ~ Eckhart Tolle, German-born spiritual teacher and author