I used to get a negative thought in my head and struggle with it for days on end.
I still get negative thoughts in my head, but I now do my imperfect best to give them love instead of war.
Negative thoughts are wonderful in that they mean we are alive and capable of thinking. In addition, sometimes negative thoughts contain useful information.
So the big question is “Can we work with our negative thoughts in such a way so they empower us, rather than disempowering us?”
The trick is to learn to listen to our uncomfortable thoughts, to mine them for nuggets of wisdom, then choose to let them be and move on.
The moving on part can be tricky because….
The negative thought might come back a many times and want all your attention.
Can you thank it each and every time for being what it is and then choose to refocus on you day?
This exercise is really challenging. I have negative thoughts everyday, so I’m constantly practicing.
In fact, as I write this, I have a negative thought that keeps coming up.
I keep wanting to react to it.
It’s part of the process.
Thank you! Thank You! Thank YOU!
goat getting thought!!!
You mean I’m alive and in process.
It’s an imperfect process to say the least, but I’m finding the freedom that comes from practicing it is the freedom to concentrate more on what you love and not be controlled and disabled by negative thoughts.
I believe strongly in the power of this process.
After all, my name is Jason William Freeman. If you shorten my middle name, it becomes Jason Will Freeman.
My wish for all of us is that we teach ourselves a little more each day about being free in our own lives.
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