Thursday, January 12, 2012
It's been a while since the last time I browse article on Daily OM. And then just now I found this article. A short article about THOUGHTS. I have always filled my mind with lots of thoughts...various thoughts. From the simple thoughts to the hard one. It's been said that people who were born under the sign of Gemini (including me!) always have their mind full of thoughts, it is said that their mind is always jumping from one thoughts to another thoughts. I guess that's quite true. I can never be free from thoughts. Maybe I should try to do a yoga or to meditate so I can have some time for a peaceful mind haha =) But I don't mind having a mind like that, it's the curiosity that always lead me to something new....
The Creation Ground of Experience
Our thoughts are powerful forces in the creation of our experience of life. You may be able to recall a time when frustration that was based on a misunderstanding completely evaporated when your understanding changed. This is because our interpretation defines our experience, and it can change in an instant. Our only true reality is the present moment, so rather than merely accepting that life is happening to us, we can harness the power of our thoughts to actively create a positive reality. For example, we can choose to appreciate beauty around us rather than focusing on traffic or look for admirable qualities in the people we deal with rather than focusing on the negative. By choosing how to interpret and define each moment with your thoughts, you truly create your reality.
Throughout the day, we can monitor our thoughts to catch ourselves in the middle of investing our energy elsewhere—such as into belief in limitations—and instead pull our focus back to the infinite possibilities of the present. Taking a deep breath will help us center our thoughts on being in our bodies right now. Regular meditation allows us to gain mastery over our minds so that we can still our thoughts to focus on the pureness of being. If we mentally dwell on the past or the future, we may miss the experience of living in the present moment. Setting and visualizing goals is wonderful, but we can bring our thoughts into our current experience by taking steps to create them now.
Our minds are powerful tools that we can harness to create our reality. Through them we move the unformed energy of the universe into form, which gives us direction for our words and actions. Each thought is like a stone dropped into a lake, sending ripples out into our world to affect all they touch. We can choose our focus and how we invest our energy, which gives us the power to design our lives to be whatever we choose in each and every moment.
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