I often think that my mind is like a dog with a bone…. it chews and chews and chews at the bone….even after every last ounce of taste is gone.
Today, I found a very good use for that quality of my thoughts.
My lesson today is “I am determined to see things differently.” Yesterday, the lesson was “I am determined to see.” The instructions for yesterday’s exercise were to repeat the lesson of the day every half hour. That did not happen.
So today, I was given a gift! Before I went to bed last night, I received an email that was bothersome to me. When I woke this morning, it was one of the first things that came to my mind. I responded to the email in a way that was congruent for me, and yet, my thoughts continued to review the details of the email, my response to the email, the players involved in the email. It was almost funny – these thoughts … no matter how many times I thought I “put the bone down for good” kept coming back and replaying over and over again… the email, the response to the email, and the players involved.
But then… the GIFT! I know that a good way to eliminate undesirable repetitive thoughts is to substitute other thoughts. Somehow, before now, I never connected the dots and figured out that a perfect substitution for those undesirable repetitive thoughts is my daily lesson. So… thank you Universe! Today, I will have no problem remembering that “I AM DETERMINED TO SEE!”