I recently heard the brilliant Michael Neill (www.michaelneill.org) using this metaphor. It made me laugh, thinking back to my teenage years when I used to be glued each Sunday to listening to the Top 40 on the radio (aarrgghh showing my age here!! ) Much as I used to be ‘glued’ to the Top 40 every Sunday, we can become ‘glued’ to listening to the same old repetitive thoughts, soundtracks and Top 40 of our own mind. Yours might go something like this: “I’m too tired” “I’m too
I love the simplicity and ordinary-ness of this way of seeing how our thinking works. We are led to believe that what we think has to be taken seriously, is TRUE and is to be believed…no matter the content. If I think it, it MUST be true! In and of themselves, thoughts have no power. It’s only when we ‘give’ them power by paying attention to them, focusing on them and believing them that we may come unstuck. Thought energy is meant to flow through us, not get stuck within us.
What if you REALLY knew this to be true? How much would it radically change your life? If you are a serial self-improver (like I was and can sometimes still slip into!), then you will know that believing that you aren’t already whole or good enough, just as you are, is pretty tiring and doesn’t bring much happiness. I believe a subtraction of what we already think we know is the fastest path to deeply knowing that we are already whole and filled with love – subtracting believ