My Thoughts are Endless!

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Thoughts are definitely my issue. I can discount the emotion attached to a thought or at least lessen the impact.

 

Thoughts spring from an unknown well, deep inside the cavern of our mind. We are not responsible for their content or origin.

 

 

Some thoughts shock me. I never would consider behaving in a manner detailed by some of my thoughts. Seems my “Ego” is insulted easily, seeks retribution or even revenge on that offending person. Wishing bad luck on them appears in vivid illustration and joy. Oh my, that is not me is it?

 

 

For me, letting my mind ruminate or wander aimlessly leads to trouble. In our default mode thoughts look into the unworthiness of the “I” we created. That is a target rich environment for me.

 

 

I am the happiest when I am in the moment, observing life, judging little and smiling more.

 

 

When my PTSD is triggered, thoughts arrive at a staggering rate and intensity. Combined with cortisol, adrenaline and the other physiological changes, these thoughts can wield enormous power.

 

 

Thinking becomes irrational when triggers ignite. We believe crazy thoughts easily. Fear and anxiety accelerate our pace of thinking and avoiding.

 


My relief arrives when I focus on my breath, intently, letting go of the thought, choosing to breathe into the body sensations.

 


I watch my thoughts fade when possible.  Very, very empowering to see thoughts fade, emotions melt and the mind find clarity.
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5 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful last paragraph. I feel that way when I meditate. I don’t have ptsd but any time I want to get away from the daily chaos of life I know meditation is that doorway to a calmer me.

  2. I always wonder when I do meditate why I don’t do it more because it feels so good!

  3. I’m at over 50 days in a row now. I only do about 15 minutes but I can tell when it’s that time of the day.

  4. The thoughts that play a positive role for me are curious thoughts about the natural world around me, like wondering why the resident family of woodpeckers on my balcony behave the way they do. This can turn down other inner chatter and help ground me in the present.

  5. Nice responses. Our “Ego” wants us to avoid meditating because he/she loses control.

    That is one reason meditating everyday seems difficult.

    15 minutes a day is a great practice, you can expand later.

    Directed thought, thinking about woodpeckers. Is a nice break.

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