The Mind Thinks All by Itself


“The Need to Please”:
As you practice mindfulness, you may realize that the mind thinks all by itself.


You don’t even have to try to think; thoughts just arise, and they can be quite powerful.


For example, let’s say you notice that your friend has a scowl on her face and is speaking in a short, curt tone.

Without you consciously deciding to think about this, the mind says, Geez, I wonder what I did to upset her?

Perhaps this is followed by I must have done something wrong.


The next thought may be See? I can’t seem to do anything right. I’m just worthless.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie on January 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    This is so true. What can I do to correct this kind of thought pattern

  2. Recognizing and becoming aware of those thoughts is the first step. Then be compassionate with yourself and tell yourself what you think a child would like to hear to help them feel better and apply it to your inner child. Just because those negative thoughts come up doesn’t make those thoughts true. Our thoughts lie to us all the time.

  3. Good comments, yes awareness always comes first.

    We have to be aware to influence change with everything.

    I totally agree discount all thought.

    Just being here, in this moment, Mott of thought will bring many changes

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