Just when you start to think that you can slide those thoughts under the rug, so the Universe won’t hear them, you find that everything you have ever said or ever thought or ever dreamed is still out there in the never-ending memory of the Universe.
Doesn’t matter how you think about getting rid of those ugly thoughts; how you want those evil conjectures to get back into the bottle from whence they came, they are not going back in.
Once you think them, they are thought, and there is nothing you can do to make them cease to exist.
(And like people say sometimes, that’s a really big but :-))
There are plenty of things you can do to remove the power from those bad, ugly, evil, mean, snot-nosed thoughts that everyone seems to have tucked away in the bottom of their hearts. Ready to take out at a moment’s notice to beat yourself with. As a matter of fact, many people keep special ugly thoughts about themselves in a ready room. And when they need to feel bad about something, they can make that old ugly thought re-appear at the speed of light.
This is the kind of thing where, if you have ever had thoughts like these, then you know how familiar they can be.
- “Oh man, this always happens to me.”
- “I knew the restaurant was going to be full before we got there, but could I bother calling ahead, noo.”
- “I knew I should have gotten the small size dinner, I am always such a pig when I go out to eat.”
- “I am going through the same relationship for the 20th time in a row. Same scenario, different faces.”
All those thoughts are really new manifestations of the same old habitual thought patterns you have been thinking forever.
Habits Can Be Hard To Stop
And because thinking this way is a habit, it is really hard to stop.
Fortunately, for us, we don’t have to stop. Trying to stop thinking a particular thought is like trying to NOT think about the delicious, snappy crispy taste of fresh French fries hot and salty.
Doesn’t work so well.
But what you can do is think new thoughts.
Oh wow, underwhelming, it sounds. (Nodding to Yoda for the speech pattern ?
However, it is the truth. You absolutely cannot make the old thoughts go away, and you can’t stop thinking them, so what is it you are supposed to do to change.
What Can I Do To Change
Start thinking new thoughts.
Fill your head, your mind, your heart, your soul with something new. Not to drive the old icky thoughts out, you won’t have to spend a single ounce of energy doing that. All you really have to do is fill that space the old thoughts are taking up, with new thoughts about what you want instead.
The old thoughts won’t disappear and you can’t make them go. Instead you invite new things into your life. Things that you like. Ideas that make you happy. Feelings that make your heart soar instead of sinking to the ground with a thud.
- Difficult the first few times? Sure it is.
- Kind of hard, the next few times? You bet.
- Easier with practice? Absolutely.
- Feeling much better when you have a new thought pattern that makes your heart smile at the thought of sailing through a new day? Outstandingly fabulous.
No need to hunt down those old thoughts to tear them up by their roots. Just start new, right now.
Fill your life up with great new thoughts. Stop fighting with yourself and your thoughts and put your energy into creating something you really want instead of giving all your attention to things you don’t want.