Thinking is not overrated
What a lot of people tend to neglect is that thought is the beginning of anything and everything. Thinking drives the Universe, gives us new and exciting creations, and changes the world in wondrous ways.
At least, it should. All-too-often, though, thinking gets poo-pooed. There is currently such a backlash against intellectualism that logic and reason are taking a constant backseat to zealotry and speculation. Social media is riddled with opinions with little to no basis in fact, and people choose to not think for themselves.
Yes, it can feel hard to think. There are always a lot of different choices, and what happens if you choose wrong? But not thinking, and just going with the flow, is how we end up living in a fascist dictatorship — or seeing laws pass that restrict things the government shouldn’t touch at all.
Thinking lets you see this for what it is. When you think about what is happening in the world around you, you can see for yourself what’s going on. When you become aware of this, you can do something about it.
Yes, it can be totally intimidating to look at all the things going on in the world today. It can be depressing and overwhelming, too. But you do have options to help you to change it for the better.
When you become mindful of what you are thinking, you can change the world.
Mindfulness of thinking exercises the brain
Like any muscle in the human body, the brain needs exercise to be strengthened. It is not just a matter of games of skill like chess or Sudoku or one of those neuroplasticity tests — it can be far simpler. Becoming more aware of your thoughts is akin to doing weightlifting for the brain.
Due to the nature of our society, people go through a lot of their day on autopilot. They get into the pattern of their daily routine, they do the things that are “expected” of them, and float along that stream. As such, things are able to bore into your subconscious, and plant seeds that take root as thoughts, and divert your intention.
Thinking is mindfulness. It is a matter of actively becoming aware of your thoughts, and examining what is, in fact, going on inside your head. When you become mindful of your thinking, you may be surprised to learn what sort of things are taking root in there that you would not consciously give attention to.
Consciousness creates reality
If, however, you are NOT conscious of your thoughts, then your subconscious actually creates your reality. Before you know it, you are in a place that you don’t desire to be, and frustration and anxiety and other negative notions take root.
Being mindful of your thoughts and recognizing just what you are thinking about allows you to influence your own life. Thoughts being one of the three things over which you can exert any control (along with feelings and actions), it’s important to be mindful of what you are thinking.
If you do not like what you are thinking, you can change it. Straight to the point, you can change your thoughts. Too negative? Find positives to think about. Too dark? Find light. Too depressing? Seek out things that make you feel good.
Thinking is not overrated, because it is where it all begins. You are empowered to change it to better your life. You are able to be mindful and aware of your thinking, and use it to your advantage.
Thinking is not hard, but it does require action
Knowing that thinking in not overrated, and is the basis of creating anything and everything in your life, you can use this to make change. When we are mindful of our thoughts, we can shift them to things we desire over things we don’t want — which lets us ultimately empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we become more aware and mindful, and tend to spread that feeling to others around us. As such, we can build more positive feelings.
We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we eradicate negative feelings, we open up space to let in more positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.
Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. An attitude of gratitude is a positive attitude that begets even more good energies, and that is always worthwhile.
Originally published at titaniumdon.com on April 15, 2019.