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Unwanted Thoughts

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Almost everyone experiences the deep dark night of the soul.  Even Mother Teresa did.  It is hard to remain positive in this life when  so much bad happens.  Some say it is because of the devil.  These thoughts just creep into our mind often without any resistance.

You have more control over your thoughts than you think you do.  Do you often say, “I can’t help thinking that way.”  Depression can spread that way.  It is true bad things do happen.  Do we take these experiences and learn a lesson or go on just like we always have expecting the worst to happen again.

We all have an inner critic (more about that in a future post) and we sometimes let it run or ruin our lives.  Be kind to yourself.

Most people have a running stream of thoughts in our heads and we think we can’t turn it off.   They may be useless thoughts that accomplish nothing but make us feel worse.  They may be thoughts of catastrophe or doom and gloom.

Remember that these thoughts can not only make you miserable, they can effect other people.   Our inner critic can also do a number on other people whom we see and needlessly criticize in our head.  It is almost as addictive as playing nasty video games.

Meditation is one way of establishing a calm mind.  Another way is to constantly exchange good thoughts for bad ones.  Bad thoughts can only make you unhappy or mad and what do they accomplish?

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