Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thinking About Thinking
Setting an intention, being aware of when we are not meeting it and then re-commiting to it, all without blame and guilt, is awkward. It is thinking about thinking, not something we’re trained to do. The more we do it however--think about how and what we’re thinking, the easier it becomes, and the greater the rewards. There’s a growing sense of self-mastery, clarity, less fear, doubt and worry, and even a greater sense of community, one’s purpose and connection to the whole.
We are the thinker, not the thoughts. Thoughts flow through us. It is our choice to entertain them; it is our choice as to which thoughts to entertain - those arising from spirit—intuitive, creative, fresh, innovative, inclusive and inspirational or those arising from the ego—fearful, anxious, punishing, exclusionary, legalistic. Setting an intention to think about thinking, being aware of when we are not meeting it and then re-commiting to it, all without blame and guilt, is awkward but worthwhile.