Did you know that most of us think 60,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day and that these thoughts are usually identical to the thoughts we thought the day before. I was quite shocked by this revelation, and it got me thinking. It is no wonder that we can have trouble making the changes we say we want in our lives. We are thinking the same thoughts, and therefore creating our lives from memories rather than new thoughts. I read a quote by Joe Dispenza that hit home. “The only way to predict your future is to create it right now.” The only way we can do that is through our thinking.
How can we think new thoughts? If we could figure that out, we’d end our ruts and routines and be off and running into expanded creativity.
is only one way to do it. Firstly, to make a decision and then to examine our motives for thinking the way we do. Let’s say there is some recurring problem we have with another person. We keep thinking the same thing about this person, knowing exactly what we will say when they say this and then how they will react, etc. We rehearse it many times in our mind. There we are in the old pattern, reaffirming how it will play out based on how it played out in the past. Then, of course, it does.
Well, what if instead, we just took the risk to conceive of this person differently. Perhaps we reframe the intentions she or he has that we’ve made up, or perhaps we actually talk honestly about how we are feeling?
I don’t know about you, but I refuse to get up in the morning knowing I’m just going to think the same 60,000 thoughts again. What I want to do is be creative and loving and compassionate and do the things that stir my passion. I want to wake up and say, what can be new today? Teach me something new and wonderful and exciting. Use me, Spirit for my highest good and the highest good of those around me.
I want to use those 60,000 to 70,0000 thousand thoughts a day, from a higher place. I want to start directing them. The only way I can do this is to start at the beginning and remember who I am, that my mind is the same mind that created the Universe. I can remember that I have all the potential to do whatever it is I set my mind to in an unlimited way if I am not bogged down by the past and business as usual.
There really are no models for anything. What I’ve learned is that when we let go of the models we are open to new discoveries about how to do the things we want to do. New inventions came into the world when the people who invented them thought out of the box. I am jumping out of my box today and inviting myself to at lease make some of those 60,000 thoughts new thoughts.
Love and Aloha,