Thoughts and how to deal with Them


From Shaila Catherine: “Focused and Fearless”

“You do not need to get rid of thoughts, just cease to believe them.

If you are not seduced by the story that they represent, the thoughts will not disturb your mind.

Tenzin Palmo, a nun in the Tibetan tradition wrote:

There is the thought, and then there is the knowing of the thought.

And the difference between being aware of the thought and just thinking is immense.

Normally we are so identified with our thoughts and emotions, that we are them.

We are the happiness, we are the anger, we are the fear.

We have to learn to step back and know our thoughts and emotions are just thoughts and emotions.

They’re just mental states.

They’re not solid, they’re transparent.”



My two cents: As I have said, thoughts are air without action, an appendage compared to our true self, our core.

You can not see my thoughts, so they do not exist in the world until I act on them in some way.

60,000 thoughts cross our path daily.

I would guess 55,000 plus are unknown to even us.

Why do we pick negative, trauma thoughts to grasp?



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by rudid96 on April 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    The image illustrates this message. Visuals remain with me long after the words have escaped my mind. Today’s message is so valuable. My mind carries the image as a valuable touch star.

  2. Visuals help

    As a kid

    It was always bottom of 9th
    Two outs bases loaded trailing by 3

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