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 www.henrygrayson.com. 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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