Have you ever thought about your thoughts? Do you ever judge your thoughts? Did you know that when we place judgments on our thoughts, we are causing extra stress in our life? So we have our thoughts creating extra stress on top of the already experienced stress. Negative thoughts about our thoughts are harmful.
Just the mere mention of those words can cause apprehension. If you have fear or anxiety in your life, you are not alone. Everyone from time to time may experience an increase in anxiety. Most times the anxiety felt is situational and temporary.
On a recent trip to visit retired members of my family we were sitting around the table and reminiscing of the past. As I sat surrounded with family I was reminded of the concept of finishing life strong. Here was a group of people who worked hard, showed up, never spent more than they earned, consistently set out to be an example to their family and is currently finishing strong.
Our society has forgotten that we live in a cause and effect world. As much as human nature wants to believe that there is a magic pill or shortcut, its existence has yet to be proved. What we get out of life is directly proportional to what we put in.
“Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t.
– Excerpt from A.A. Milne “Winnie the Pooh.” Penguin, 1954
Everyone one of us has a little bit of Edward Bear or Pooh in us. We are guilty of this type of thinking. I have been Edward Bear many times in my life. I’ve decided to dissect Edward Bear's thoughts to see if anything can be gleaned from them.
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