What’s your go-to when confronted with new information?
Do you need to think about it?
Do you need to feel into it?
Or do you just choose to ignore it?
That last one was a joke but, thinking upon it, denial is an effective strategy until the chickens come home to roost!
Noticing where we go to in different scenarios is a valuable use of our time, for much (most) of what we do is unconscious.
Given we think 60,000 – 70,000 thoughts a day and 90% of them are the same thoughts we thought yesterday, there’s not much room to experience something new, even though new is what we can be wanting so desperately.
I used to be in my head ALL THE TIME. It led me to believe a lot of things that weren’t necessarily true upon further examination (which I couldn’t see for myself), but it was my go-to and I thought it was just the way life and people were.
Imagine my shock to discover that wasn’t true!
We are incredible beings. Our minds are incredible. Our bodies are incredible. And they don’t exist in isolation. It’s our minds that create the separation.
In moments of stillness what do you notice? What information becomes available to you from a place outside of your mind?
If you’re adept at this, you know what I’m talking about.
If you’re a black-belt in living in the mind like I was, here’s a challenge for you.
Become the observer. Notice your thoughts. And as you notice your thoughts you’ll begin to notice you’re not your thoughts. It’s the birthplace of freedom.
Wisdom, intuition and peace are always speaking. In the stillness we can ‘hear’ them.
Our mind is a masterpiece. We can use it wisely.