Those times have changed
A time that I believed “rice pudding” was disgusting.
That has changed.
I had two all natural births.
I’m currently searching for a recipe for delicious rice pudding.
If only we could remember that.
So many times, we get so very wrapped up in our thinking, that we confuse the boundaries between our thoughts and our selves; we merge them in our minds, or we imagine our thoughts and selves to be inseparable, conjoined twins.
But, we are not.
We are not our thoughts nor our thinking.
“You” and “your thinking” are two separate matters (pg.71).
By remembering that you are not your thinking, you keep your horizons open: you are aware that your thought process may be flawed and you are willing to examine it and re-evaluate your thoughts. You are willing to let go of the thoughts that hinder your growth, the thoughts that set you back. You remind yourself to resist and to refuse to succumb to the negative thoughts like “You are a loser/ a failure/ there’s nothing good about you..You remind yourself that those are simply thoughts, and that you do not need to give them power to control you.
And you are willing to listen to other thoughts; you are willing to accept other people’s thought processes.You understand that a different opinion is not an attack on you, personally, but simply nothing more than a different thought process. And so, you are ready to put down your ego, and truly, truly, listen.
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