Positive Thoughts ~ Bliss
From Positive Thoughts, November 18, 2015
The one thing that carries people furthest from their spiritual center is negative thoughts. Negative thoughts are unloving thoughts rooted in the downward passions of anger, ego, attachment, greed, and lust. They’re false thoughts that are divorced from clear reality.
We’re not talking about pleasant fantasies and daydreams over which you have control, but mental scenes and confrontations that are riding on your back, yapping in your ear.
And try as you might, you can’t shake them. Negative thoughts are also just plain conversations and scenes, unresolved from the past or anticipated for the future, that keep playing over and over in your mind. And try as you may, you can’t change the tune. You’re a captive audience to this broken record. . . .
As you become more aware of your mind’s tendency to rule you with negative thoughts and scenes, don’t go into a reaction mode and judge them. They’re merely stuck, downward energy that await resolution. And please, don’t judge yourself. You are where you are. Always imbibe self-love.
Furthermore, this doesn’t mean that you identify with your thoughts, even thought that’s what most people do. What you can do is use your growing awareness to focus your spiritual power and reclaim the bliss that your lower mind destroys or prevents you from having.