So….. Whatcha Thinking About?
The thought of bearing all the troubles of the past, the troubles of the future AND troubles that have yet to happen is a certain type of death. Fortunately, we control our minds and, thereby our thoughts. It isn’t as though some mystical little voodoo priestess controls us from an island in the South Pacific (or anywhere else for that matter).
We can decide the thoughts we’ll entertain and we can just as easily chase away the thoughts we refuse to entertain. Thoughts that are coated in fear and deep fried in anxiety are what that I call “poisonous thoughts.” Life’s too short and far too beautiful to spend any time whatsoever with these types of thoughts. It would make as much sense as filling a glass with Tide and guzzling every drop. The hideous effect that it would have on your stomach is similar to the effect “poisonous thoughts” have on your mind.
Have you ever known anyone who spent far too much time thinking? They can’t seem to find anything constructive to do with their minds for the life of them! So they sit and dwell on things they wish were different. Usually this means sending their thoughts into other people’s lives and focusing on things they wish were different about them. Wow, how productive is that?!?!
A lot of times you can tell a family member has been doing this very thing when you walk in and instead of saying, “Hi!,” they get an accusing look on their face and demand, “So, why DO you buy only name brand food? There’s nothing in the world wrong with off brands.”
Been there. Answered with a straight face, “Because we have more money than we know what to do with.”
You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. – Walter Anderson
Always, always, always keep a close eye on your thoughts. Whether your thoughts tend to think about problems in the past or problems you think you may one day have – keep reminding yourself to stay in the present.
Know this: Your thoughts set the stage for the production you call life. They determine so much! For one thing, they determine how many people will want to share center stage with you and how many will exit stage right the minute you show up. Your thoughts also determine how your production (life) will play out. They can either give you an edge, or push you over one. So the minute a poisonous thought pops up on the scene, grab a hook and pull it off the stage. The longer you let it wander around, the more likely it is to think it’s part of the cast.
Choose your thoughts carefully. Make your thoughts the kind of thoughts that make your world brighter and happier. What’s the use of having any other kind of thought? Think about it.
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three – all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have. – Edward Everett Hale
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