Monday, February 11, 2013

Thinking too much


A curious encounter!

Most everyone has compulsive thinking. Some people may not be aware of it though.

Is there a voice in your head that continuously complains...labels...dislikes...looks for ways to feel good...obsesses...judges...attaches itself to something which then causes you pain because you long for it...makes up stories that scare you...

Unfortunately, we're used to living this way.

It causes unnecessary pain and drains our energy.

It distorts how the world really is.

 The world is softer and kinder than you may know.

 Don't settle for being "lost in thought".

For today, practice doing one thing at a time...give your full attention to what you're doing. If your mind chatters, observe it...but don't buy into the chatter...the stories...the nonsense.
80-90% of your thoughts are false anyways. Learn to be more grounded and in the moment.

Look at every path closely and deliberately,
then ask ourselves this crucial question:
Does this path have a heart?
If it does, then the path is good.
If it doesn’t, it is of no use.”
Carlos Castaneda
"I will practice quieting my mind"