Axee | Jun 23, 2009
Our thoughts are as intangible as ether. Yet, they make us smile or bring frowns to our brow as they emerge from our mind. We need to learn which thoughts to keep and which ones to eject with immediate effect. Else, we tend mull over the negative, destructive ones and in the bargain, make our life a series of convoluted dramas that could be avoided. Our thoughts and our thinking process as such, make us what we are as: an individual, family, fraternity, society and nation. Thoughts are nurtured, neglected, negated, debated, weighted and abated as we grow.
We grow happily or miserably, depending on the combinations of thoughts we nurture, as cited above. Unfortunately thoughts are intangible. We can neither see them nor feel them. A big handicap. We have to learn to live with that handicap and grow up as well. As you journey through life, it would be interesting if you could look back every now and then to see your trail of thoughts and how they influenced your evolution as a human being. But sadly, we do not have that luxury as a privilege.
But thoughts make us act and react. Those very actions are absolute tangibles. Herein lies the solution. We need to learn and master the art of watching! Watch your thoughts! Watch your actions. Do that as a habit! Watch your actions and reactions very actively. As you watch, look for patterns. Note those patterns as you grow. Then navigate your way through life by:
1) Keeping and repeating thoughts that bring you joy happiness.
2) Deleting the thoughts that make you unhappy and miserable.
When you learn to do so, you would have learnt to live a joyful life. Remember, the duration of life is not known to any one on this earth. Actually, the way to live a happy and a joyful life is known to few.
You must control your thoughts if you want to be among those few wise ones.
Easier said than done, but with a conscientious effort one can master it. In a nutshell that is Life. Why then do we have to make it hell? Why invite strife? Why not endeavor to make it pleasing and all loving for one and all. We can, if we learn how to rein in our thoughts as they happen. Consider these two simple ways:
1) Identify, arrest, and negate the harmful thoughts. Delete them instantly and never allow them to be repeated.
2) Identify, nurture and multiply the joyful thoughts. As you nurture them, learn how to replicate them
Thereby you can live life joyously inside of every moment….till the final moment when Death comes to open news doors of discovery.
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