“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” -Byron Katie, The Work
my mind is like a fertile meadow-what seeds i choose to plant there will grow and grow indeed. if fear is chosen, then the giant spidery branches of fear take over, crowding out the blue sky and wildflowers. if i plant peace, my mind becomes a brook with soft water bubbling along the embankment, willow trees and little song birds dancing around in the golden space of my mind.
2 different landscapes.
what i dwell on becomes my reality. i do not believe that if i think or ruminate on unhealthy thoughts that these will be called or attracted into my life, rather i surely put myself into a self inflicted hell, and the mind spins off into a new reality all it’s own, far away from the ‘reality’ of the present moment.
getting still within, i have realized the sick and twisted belief system that i have aligned myself with, the lies that i’ve chosen as my dance partner in this life journey. my belief that i deserve to suffer is among the greatest inflictions of all. as if suffering can make things okay! that if i can only ‘suffer enough’ for past mistakes or missteps that all will somehow be righted, that this self punishment will prove fruitful and i shall be released from all guilt, shame and sadness.
the scales have begun falling from my eyes, crashing down around me like heavy rain falling from sky to earth shattering into fragmented pieces.
oh the great lie of it all!
no, i side with peace. i choose my warrior weapon as the arrow, a tool where i get to determine it’s destination. drawing back the bow, i choose to align and release to the bullseye of truth, power and courage. everyday is my choice, and the power within me becomes fortified with each conscious decision to move upward and onward in the direction of peace and soundness of mind.