“Thoughts”. A strong word often not found easy to describe in a precise way. Once again “thoughts”. Those that chase your mind one time, and then another, sometimes a little faster and some others a little slower. It’s hard take control over them and we might quite often get the feeling they are controlling us instead of it being the other way around. But what if for an instance we became our thoughts. We would no longer be controlled by them. That sounds like an easy thing to do but perhaps not that easy to address.
Let’s start by categorizing “thoughts” because why not, that’s what we like to do with everything and everyone we see. Well let’s do the same thing with our thoughts. First we have those that suddenly show up and dissapear in the blink of an eye. We got no real issues with those. Then we have those that stay there for a bit longer and many times will trigger some kind of emotions in us. They can be hard to tackle but they will eventually fade away. Last of all we have those thoughts that just go racing our mind faster and faster making them quite hard to slow down.
Thoughts are like cars, some just don’t respect the speed limit. As you learn how to observe your thoughts as a witness of your own you will start to slowly gain access to them.
Most of the times we get cought up in our mind just by letting our thoughts invade our body. If we start to observe thoughts from a separated perspective of ourselves we will slowly start to gain control of what emotions arise in use and if capable of it, we will be able to calm them down.
Learning how to categorize thoughts is a first step into gaigning control over what triggers your mind, what patterns continuosly are repeated and what layers are being uncovered with time. It may take some time to get to know where that thought is coming from and what purpose it is serving in your mind. If you are able to observe it separately from yourself you will for sure start to see not only one but maybe two pathways that can lead to a better understanding of them.