Who is minding the mind? Love or Fear?
I don’t know about you, but my mind does overtime occasionally, it starts with a story that happened in my past; and or, something that hasn’t arrived yet. Either way, my mind is working on getting my attention.
I am spinning a story. BLAH BLAH BLAH
Minds have a mind of their own; we certainly have witnessed crazy thoughts that show up out of nowhere. A real WTF moment.
When we notice that our mind has its way, we can begin to tell ourselves a different story and make adjustments according to what is true. This is where self-talk conversations come in handy.
With our self-dialogue, we can figure out what is true; we are either possibly come to the reasoning that it is true, or are we yet, buying into the storyline.
We can never stop the mind, and our thoughts are a constant companion. That is true.
How many times have we thought what we were thinking was spot-on accurate, and rolled with those thoughts only to find out it wasn’t true?
That is ‘noticing,’ we can decide to believe or not believe that thought. We begin to wake-up to how thoughts function.
We spin thoughts like yarn without even questioning them at times;
Do we know the thought we are thinking to be true?Is that particular thought ABSOLUTELY true?
Byron Katie coined that phrase and created four really great questions to ask ourselves when we are struggling with becoming a slave to the thought or are we the master of our thinking?
If we can just loosen our grip, we can become the observer for a moment and make a decision, based on awareness rather than on reaction, and or, rooted in fear.
The problem can arise if we believe our thoughts without questioning what is true.
Believing those reflective thoughts often bring us much stress and needless suffering in the present moment.
Our mysterious minds are influential. When you invest time and energy in asking inquiring questions about your thoughts, you are planting the seeds that will start to germinate and give you the life you want, one of peace.
“A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize the hidden potential for fulfillment in every event.”
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
The first step is just to start to notice.
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
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