Be aware of the power of your mind. It is important to acknowledge the kind of thoughts you have. Consider the saying, “Energy follows thought.” Your thoughts predispose you to view everything in a particular way. Habitual thinking creates very strong patterns that can become hard to break. What kinds of thoughts fill your mind? Watch your thoughts and discover the patterns they most often fall into. Even long-standing patterns can be changed through awareness.
— 101 Essential Tips: Meditation (DK Publishing)