From The Inner Look by Silo
1. Chapter XIV from The Internal Landscape
2. The Aphorisms
These brief sentences that we call “aphorisms” are of great help in developing a type of faith useful in daily life.
The first aphorism says: "Thoughts produce and attract actions." What does this mean, thoughts “produce actions?” It means simply that I act in life according to what I feel now, what I remember from the past, and what I imagine about the future. Any activity that I carry out will depend on what I have done previously, and on having a clear image or plan of what to do. If my thoughts are confused, it is very likely that my actions will be confused, and so on.
In regard to how thoughts "attract actions,” it is clear that if I have produced confused actions, this will create confusion in my activities and in the people toward whom my actions are directed. Then, as a consequence I will receive the same type of confused actions in return. For example, if my thoughts are resentful and I act in this way, surely I will create resentment, and attract those actions from other people in return. All a person has to do is to believe in their "bad luck" for their actions and those of the people around them to end up producing these "unlucky situations."
The second aphorism says: "Thoughts with faith produce and attract stronger actions." By "faith" we mean conviction, strong feeling, or confidence that something is the way a person believes it to be. It is not at all the same to think something with doubts as it is to think something with strong emotions. When you see how much a strong feeling like love can do, you can understand what we are saying.
The third aphorism is stated in this way: "Thoughts repeated with faith produce and attract the strongest actions."
The more you repeat an action or a thought, the more it is engraved in your memory, the stronger your habits will be, and the more it will predispose you to repeat future actions in the same direction. If a person continuously thinks with faith that they are sick, it is more likely that they will actually become sick than if they only think this a little, or without conviction. The same holds true with the projects that I have in my life. I must think them out clearly, with faith, and I must think about them over and over again. Then, my actions will go in this direction, and they will also create positive responses from my environment and from the people around me in the direction that is of interest to me.