Archive for October, 2016

Thinking about Thinking in a New Way

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Thinking is our friend … and it isn’t.  Thinking is our friend when it helps us to serve wisely.  Thinking is not our friend when it is…

  1. Obsessive
  2. Compulsive
  3. Angry
  4. Self Justifying
  5. Self Loathing

Thinking can be … and consider this carefully … self-indulgent fantasy.

What if… what if we took time to choose?  Time to consider?  Time to get the choice? And here is the choice.  Am I thinking from fear or Am I thinking from love?

If we think from fear, fear will race out and grab all sorts of “evidence” to justify itself.  A sunny day becomes anything but.  An unnoticed comment becomes “evidence” of callous disregard.  An ask for help becomes “evidence” of nagging complaint.

If we think from love we will experience different outcomes even though life events may well remain largely unchanged. See love will find it own its “evidence” as well but this “evidence” more aligns with the simplest of all formulations: “These three things remain – faith, hope, and love.  And the greatest of these is love.”

Simple.  Please.  Lets all see each other from love.  Not from fear.

“Perfect love drives out fear.”  Thank you God!