Hello fellow “ordinary guru” seekers. Marty has a problem that I bet all of you can identify with. It’s about that haunted house of thoughts that can entangle your mind. Let’s take a peek.
Hi Mr White
I have a life coach. She’s my everyday guru. She tells me one of my problems is that I think too much. Yet when I ask her to explain further, she seems to stumble for words to make the point she’s trying to make. She’s great, but I need to reach to you to help me with this “thinking too much” problem. What do you think?
Any thoughts? Marty
I like your inquiry. It’s funny. You use the word “think” and “thought” very effectively.
Have you ever heard this: Man’s greatest curse is that when he wakes up in the morning he knows that he is going to spend his day thinking. Of course this can also be woman’s greatest curse; let’s not discriminate. Well the problem is not that we think too much, the problem is when what we think about is not healthy; it doesn’t help us with our aims and aspirations to live a productive, joyful life.
Think about it.
You can’t stop thinking.
do that right now.
Stop thinking right now.
Did you notice that you can’t.
So if you can’t stop thinking, then what can you do to at least stop your thinking from cursing you? How can you monopolize your attention and immobilize your focus so what you think about supports you?
Here’s one powerful way to begin: Practice catching those negative thought-voices that constantly try to derail you. Know that they have no power over you. Refuse to listen to their negative message. They are nothing but old recordings. Scratch the record. You can do that. It may sound silly, but it is incredibly empowering to just think of your run-amuck negative thoughts that way.
Blessings to you, Rob
so what do you think.
You did ask,
“What’s this got to do with me?”
Do you ever wake up in the morning
dreading the fact that you are
going to be thinking all day long?
How your day will brighten
when you learn to
productively direct your thinking.
Blessings and Love, Rob
PS A person’s failure to question the thought-habits with which he lives keeps his life just as it is.