The process of human thought can seem very complex. However, there is some comfort in one line of thinking that is known as logic or reasoning. Compared with those that aim to analyse thought as physiologists seek to explore the physical body processes, our basic interest may appear simple.
It is based upon the fact that reason represents sanity or right thinking. This is supported by our innate common sense as upon the aim or direction of our thought or studies. The other consideration is that we understand the fundamental natural law of Cause and Effect, knowing
that our conscious thought provides the motivation or initial cause and will be followed by subsequent effects.
Logical thinking builds up edifices of understanding and allows us to reach conclusions. These certainties may be temporary, being incomplete as far as our aspirations go and will therefore soon require our voluntary review, or become established as longer lasting concepts that support our chosen philosophy about life. In either case we arrive at certain points that allow us confidence enough to acquire knowledge and guide us in our decision making, knowing that thinking violent or negative thoughts will soon have the effect of making us feel depressed just as happy thoughts cause us to feel free or joyful.
What thoughts we choose to hold in our minds, what thoughts we choose to entertain or consider, what thoughts we reject and what ones we build upon are up to us and will produce effect in our lives, circumstances and relationships accordingly. Experience teaches us of the reality that
as every action has a reaction, every thought creates a reaction and every feeling generates a response.
Then we are prepared to work with and to trust the law of Cause and Effect, known by many as the law of Karma, both in our personal life and in its universal application so that we may acquire a confidence in Life itself.