Today's Quote: "You don't have thoughts; the thoughts have you." ~ Eckhart Tolle
Today's Question: What thoughts have a hold on you?
How I apply:
I work with my clients to begin to actively become aware to their thoughts. I usually start with 5 minutes a day of simply becoming present to the thoughts you are sitting thinking. Mindfully and with gentleness. No judgement of them, just being a silent observer.
We have 60-80,000 thoughts a day so they will always be there. Most people mistakingly believe that meditation is carried out to quiet the mind- to get rid of thoughts. It is actually to become present to the thoughts and the aim is to grow the length of space between the thoughts. They are always coming- we cannot stop them yet we can become present to them and listen for the spaces between them.
When most people first become aware of the thoughts they have, they can begin to see how these thoughts might limit them from doing something they want to do, be someone they want to be...
The first step and gift is getting quiet with yourself.