The 52: A Lighter, Happier YOU — So, What Are You Thinking?



Just what are thinking now?  And all day long? What is rolling around in your mind?  Are you paying attention?

This week’s lesson is focused on a time tested, relevant method for changing perpetual ways of thinking.  For bringing them to light and then acting on them.  Do you realize how important this is?

I first heard about this idea from Dr. Henry Grayson (see previous post and check him out online at  One day he suggested that I monitor my thoughts by writing them down all day long, noting those that are troubling.  I looked at him with glazed eyes.  “Are you kidding?” I thought.  Who has time to do such a thing?  We laughed about it, but what he said was not lost on me.  I began noting those thoughts that were self destructive or, if not so extreme, just repetitive and damaging on some level.  These were things like telling myself : I wasn’t organized enough.  I wasn’t teaching enough classes.  I wasn’t caring enough to my friends and family.  I wasn’t reading enough books.  I wasn’t good enough, strong enough, kind enough… Blah, blah, blah.  And those were the easier ones I told myself. 

As I began thought monitoring and deleting those thoughts, I noticed tangible change.  Not that some of those thoughts didn’t slip in and I missed them from time to time, but I saw the pattern.  I saw that a lot of it revolved around a sense of lack of worthiness.  Noticing this changed my life.

I am not saying I liked acknowledging how lomg I had held onto terrible thoughts and how deeply set they had taken root, even in my childhood.  It hurt quite a lot to acknowledge this.  I had spent much of my life acting in ways to deny how much fear and sadness was there..  But now, like a miracle, it was out in the open.  It was no longer cloaked in dark places. I began to find new ways — thanks to Dr. Grayson and my intense yoga spiritual studies and beliefs — to start dissolving those fear based thoughts. 

In future lessons,we will give attention to removing these sad core beliefs, to set new core beliefs in place, and to penetrate the depth of those beliefs to excise them.

For now, I hope you have begun thought monitoring. Please don’t be afraid to clear this clutter. It cannot hurt you.  You are much bigger than any thoughts you have. You are the essence of love.  Believe it!

With love and namaste, Deanne

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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  1. Deanne, I love this! Thank you for writing it–and i will look forward to more posts. Today i decided to do an experiment and not have any judgments about anything all day–just observe and note. Just the decision to do the experiment and how skeptical i am that i can do it made me realize how much i live in constant judgment of everything–internal and external! Should be an interesting day!! namaste

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