Thoughts Are Optional

If circumstances don’t make us feel anything, then why do we feel something about our circumstances? We have thoughts about everything. We have thousands of thoughts a day. Any thought that we believe creates a feeling inside of us. Did you know our thoughts are optional, though? They’re like books in a bookstore. We can pick it up and take it with us, or we can put it back on the shelf.

We can choose to believe them. Sometimes our brains really don’t want to let a thought go, or may resist believing a new thought.

By examining your thoughts you can easily let them go or believe something new. Like a book, you can examine a thought. Get really curious about it. Look inside of it. See how it makes you feel. Is it something you want to keep with you? Or would you rather just put it back where you got it?