Shopping For Thoughts

We don’t generally think about “shopping for thoughts” but it’s an option that is available to us and one that more of us would benefit from if we tried it on a consistent basis. Shopping for thoughts is a lot like shopping for clothes. Some things look great on the hanger but when you try it on it just doesn’t feel quite right. Or other times it feels too tight and stifling but then every now and then you find something that just fits perfectly and it becomes your new go to. It’s similar with thought shopping. You’ve got to try on a LOT of new thoughts until you find one that works for you, one that fits just right, and that will become your new go to thought. We know we can change our thoughts if our current thought isn’t working for us. So we need to figuratively go shopping and “try on” new thoughts. Bryon Katie says, “The usual ways we think about things don’t work very well, so let’s find a new way to think – a way that leads us to the truth of our lives.” Some thoughts won’t fit. They’ll sound good in theory but when you try it on your brain rejects it, it doesn’t believe it. So you have to try on something else that WILL fit. For example, while we’re speaking of trying things on – We can tell ourselves that we don’t like our body shape. We can shame and ridicule and chastise but we realize this isn’t good for us. We want to change the way we’re talking to ourselves so we try to find new thoughts that we can believe instead. The thought, “I’m so beautiful” looks really good on the hanger. Internally you think that you’d like that … Continue reading Shopping For Thoughts