Gratitude

Yes, gratitude again.  The companion to gratitude, I believe, is positive thinking.  Now I know that positive thinking has a history and has many good and bad reviews.  I want to challenge the contemplative to use the sitting practice to really examine everyday thoughts.  What language are you using inside your mind?  What kinds of words are most often in your conversations?  Words are so very powerful and need to be chosen wisely.  The words that are not spoken are just as important.  The unspoken words that we speak continually in our minds influence us in very subtle ways.  The challenge now is to go deeper into your thoughts during the quiet and examine.  Examine those thoughts for the words and patterns that might need adjusting to a more positive position.  Turn on the light.

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One Response to “Gratitude”

  1. mehnerc Says:

    Yes, the words spoken in our minds can be and are POWERFUL.
    We may not be with other people 24/7,yet the words we are saying to ourselves are. So continuing to grow in awareness in our dialogue, is significant.

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