There is no simple task of controlling your thoughts here. But as I see it in my own life, we do have the choice and can make the changes necessary to have peaceful minds. The controlled mind is much more creative and at ease.
I can relate to the saying, “Most people let their thoughts wander into self-serving goals, an inevitable consequence of the infantile mind.” As I worked on eliminating false thoughts, I found the strength to do so.
Not saying here that it is completely accomplished in my life….it is a work in progress. I never realized until this week, the “germs of failure are in every self-serving thought”. Before, I did not know the thoughts I was having were selfish…I thought they were in service to helping someone close to me.
But soon, I realized that these thoughts were giving way to an onslaught of verbal abuse, and that was where the defeat was born.
Power of the Mind
Please realize the words mostly fell upon dog ears and an extremely sympathetic friend, but were delivered orally and thus had their own life. Prior to this lesson, I used promises from God and words of thanksgiving to get past “selfish thoughts”. And to this day, I use those statements as well.
Now, I am being judged again for the way the thoughts became so destructive. The practice of calming the mind and taking over my thoughts has become one of the best parts of my day.
I am looking forward to this complete place of silence. I am also mindful during the day, when those anxious words come flooding back into my head and use the tools that we have here in the workbook and on our index cards, to push through negative thoughts.
I am very thankful that I am a part of this process and this classroom with everybody. Together, we are going to make it.
What deep thinking from a powerfully mature mind. Thanks for this share, Joan. And I agree that this special Master Key Experience is more special than words… and so powerful in helping us find those special thoughts!