Paying Attention to Our Thoughts

We develop an average of ninety thousand thoughts per day. Most of them we are not even aware of.

These thoughts are like spider webs building our attitude towards all the different aspects of our lives, telling us what’s right and wrong about the world, and about us, creating judgments and expectations and repeating to us what we need in order to be happy.

They can be our best friends, or worst enemies, as they remind us constantly of what we are, or are not, capable of. We barely pay attention to them, and yet they are placing every rock in our path, defining how we act, what we say to others, what we believe in, and what our fears are, etc.

We spend so much of our time focusing our attention on things that don’t really serve us, when the thing that would serve us the most is to focus our attention inward. If we can observe and understand how our thoughts are impacting us, we can change who we’re being and how we’re experiencing the world.

Thinking isn’t just an activity—it manifests as a state of being. What we think, we become.

Take some time everyday to pay attention to what you are thinking, every time you find a negative thought try to create three positive thoughts to compensate, with time you may notice this mental action will become unconscious and involuntary and it will start changing your fears, attitude, and actions, and therefore your character and your destiny.

Summing-up: Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.

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