Sunday, November 16, 2014
Papa Aroha, Coromandel, New Zealand
What percentage of our thoughts are made up of regret? What percentage of our thoughts consist of wishing things will occur in the future? What percentage of our thoughts consist of dreading a future event? Thoughts such as these make up the majority of our thoughts. Do any of these thoughts enhance our lives in any way? Of course not. In fact, the opposite is true. Our thoughts are toxic and prevent us from living a healthful, happy, fulfilling life. Yet we continue to waste our time, energy, health and well being on thoughts which do not serve us.
The Buddha said that: Life is suffering. Suffering is caused by desire. In order to find peace, we must surrender our desire.
By bringing the light of awareness to our thoughts, they begin to lose their power over us.
Once we are aware of the thoughts which serve no positive purpose whatsoever, we can let them go.
Let's acknowledge and surrender our thoughts.