Some may have long known that our thoughts shape what we perceive as reality every bit as much as reality shapes our thoughts. We are more than mere observers of reality – we are creators. It is we who produce and direct our own movie – the same movie in which we ourselves are the stars. What kind of movie would you like to create today? Love story? Comedy? Drama? You have the CHOICE!
Be Conscious of your thoughts
You may have noticed that when you think positively, you tend to feel more relaxed and energetic. When you are upset, you are more likely to feel tired and lazy. These sensations are not coincidental. The way we think—our attitudes and outlook on life—strongly affects our physical state. Taking an effort to think positively, even if doing so feels like a strain, is vital to keeping your body healthy.
Into our Deeper Self
When you listen to a thought,you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in. As you listen to the thought, you feel a conscious presence – your deeper self- behind or underneath the thought, as it were. The thought then loses its power over you and quickly subsides, because you are no longer energizing the mind through identification with it. This is the beginning of the end of involuntary and compulsive thinking.
When a thought subsides, you experience a discontinuity in the mental stream, like a gap of “no-mind”. When these gaps occur, you feel a certain stillness and peace inside you. You will also feel a subtle emanation of joy arising from deep within: the joy of Being.