“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you”. Dan Millman
You might be thinking the above statement is an impossible feat, but I encourage you to think of thoughts in another way and it might be helpful for you.
Thoughts Are Things
We often say that “thoughts are things” and it is true. So if this is indeed true and thoughts are just things just like a coffee cup is a thing, a laptop is a thing, a t-shirt is a thing, etc. etc.
So with that said, if things are things, we may have things in our lives, but we don’t become our things.
Instead we USE our things. We use the coffee cup to drink coffee, or water, or tea, or to drink whatever we decide from it.
We wear the t-shirt but we don’t become obsessed with the t-shirt. We use it for a purpose and we take it off when we want to or when we are done using it for the day.
Therefore, if we looked at thoughts more as things that we can use for what we choose, just like the coffee cup, or the t-shirt we can take them off when we don’t want to think them anymore, just like the t-shirt.
Or in kind, like the laptop we can use our thoughts to formulate sentences, paragraphs, or even entire stories just like a laptop and its programs have the power to do!!
You get the idea here. USE your thoughts (the things) for your highest good and stop using them when they are no longer serving your or causing you pain.
CHOOSE New Thoughts!
The easiest way to pivot your thoughts is to divert them to new ones…. just like things. If you were wearing a t-shirt and spilled something on it, you would go and change it!
So change your thoughts to new ones!
Here is a link to one of all-time favorite posts I did about changing your thoughts:
And more from my “Thougths are Things” Collection that you might enJOY and find helpful.
I hope that you found this helpful. I really enJOYed it myself and as always surprised myself while writing it. I really do believe we are just channels when we write, paint, do art, sing, or whatever form of creative art we choose. It’s fun stuff and I hope you do more of that too! 🙂
Have a great day everyone!