“My thoughts sometimes run wild. They flood my conscious mind with repeated and even unwanted messages. They grow in me. They distract me from everything and anything else. There’s only them… my thoughts, their constant message, my mind. They take control and I surrender.”
Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever had the impression that your mind, your thoughts, your ego… call it what you may, was taking over? When the avalanche hits, it’s like drowning in a waterfall; there’s nothing to do but surrender.
This feeling of our thoughts being in charge is so common and automatic in some people, that they’re not even aware of it. They don’t realize that they’re totally in their thoughts, immersed in them, and somehow disconnected from the outside world until somebody else points it out. Sometimes the thoughts seem innocuous, like daydreaming. Others, the thoughts assault them in the shape of destructive or negative declarations. But there’s something common to both situations: the thinker loses control and the mind takes over.
How often do you lose control? How often do your thoughts or your mind take over? How often do you have the impression that you can’t stop your thinking? How often do you wish you could cancel your thoughts?