Ownerless Thoughts or The Present Moment

If you get still, you can actually see your mind create “problems” out of thin air. One moment you are perfectly fine, doing whatever you are doing, and the next a thought appears out of nowhere, and says, “Yeah, but what about this??” And instead of letting it be and just continuing on with whatever you were doing, WHICH YOU CAN CERTAINLY DO, you BELIEVE the ownerless thought, as if it were Yours!? The mind created it, let it deal with it! You just acknowledge it, politely decline, and quietly go about your business of enjoying the present moment.

-Michael Jeffreys

3 Responses

  1. The realization that these thoughts aren’t necessarily “You” and that you can in fact disregard them to talk back and shut them up is a huge help in overcoming this habitual negativity. Getting it reinforced by you and Eckhart Tolle, and hearing it elsewhere as from teachers like Cheri Huber, is a great support system. The other thing is that the more you notice, and the more you don’t react or disregard this energy the easier it gets, although the Ego is a persistent little bugger.

    • Thanks Tom! We are here to remind each other… 🙂

  2. Beautifully said. I had to add it to my Facebook page.

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