The Strength Of A Thought
Nov 30 2008

As Thanksgiving 2008 fades into pleasant memories, I came to ponder (as I often do) how a mere thought can rule our hours and days.  Most of our thoughts are about our work, our family, our daily obligations, and as we get older maybe about the meaning of our lives. 

Some thoughts are fleeting and some are recurring…causing us smiles, tears, pain, joy, or angst.  Some recurring thoughts get pushed aside by the ordinariness of our every day lives.  Some keep coming back and no matter how hard we try to dismiss them, they seem impossible to get rid of and ironically the pleasant thoughts often flee our minds more quickly than the uncomfortable ones.  

For those of us who don’t have the mental strength of mind to ignore/squash/bury our thoughts without being thrown into a state of mental anguish, it can result in frequent bouts of disequilibrium.  Those of us who seek to quiet the disequilibrium are often labeled as entrepreneurs.  It’s not easy being an entrepreneur as we are often trying to solve things that may be unsolvable in our current place in the space-time continuum.  Yet still we try.

I and many others have and continue to have these strong thoughts. In the past when I’ve followed those thoughts that surface and don’t leave me alone, I have learned from them, been able to help others, and barely lived to tell the tale. 

“Life is about learning.”  That in itself is a profound and already well worn thought carved in the minds of sages, prophets, and philosophers who came long before us.   Yet each time that thought surfaces, I fear it.  I fear what it is foreshadowing and despite having conquered that fear many times before, the differences between each ‘learning’ seem so vast. 

So, how do we rule our thoughts instead of our thoughts ruling us?  Or maybe the question is can we accomplish this in this lifetime? In this body? In this experience? 

Oh what power our thoughts have on the direction we step in our lives…whether it’s right, left, backward, straight, or directly into stardust…into our dreams.

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3 Comments on “The Strength Of A Thought”

  1. 1 CJ Romberger said at 9:31 AM on December 3rd, 2008:

    This reminds me of a book I listened to by Richard Carlson called something like You Can Be Happy No Matter What. He talks about choosing which thoughts to pay attention to, talks about when to make decisions, etc.

    I agree, life IS about learning. Thanx for sharing your thoughts with us.

    CJ Rombergers last blog post..Be A Lighthouse

  2. 2 Aruni said at 7:42 PM on December 3rd, 2008:

    @CJ – Thanks for the comment! It is hard to make sure we pay attention to the positive thoughts sometimes…but there is so much to be positive about. 🙂

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