I had a client the other day who had a massive realisation. I want to share it as I think it may help you.
I sharing the true nature of thought with clients and when they understand it, they suddenly see and experience life differently.
The client and I had the same image come to our heads at the same time. We both pictured the snake from the jungle book, Kaa’s big spinning eyes, as I shared how thinking hypnotises us in to believing it’s illusion of reality. It is the king of hypnosis and we get sucked in to believing the stories it tell us, which take us away from the here and now, out in to the future, or back in to the past.
When you see thought for what it really is, just thinking, not truth you begin to tune in to your inner wisdom which come with an innate sense of wellbeing. A core belief of ‘I’m OK’ regardless of circumstances.
As clients get to understand the nature of thought and become free from it, they think they will never feel ‘bad’ again.
The truth is, life is a contact sport, stuff happens and we cannot control our thinking. We can only control whether we tune in to it and believe it.
Sometimes we forget, sometimes we are caught up in thought. The thing is, when we do we can recognise it is just thought, and all thoughts come and go without us having to do anything, that is the nature of thought.
So we can feel hurt, upset, stressed but deep down know we are OK because our innate wellbeing is not dependent on doing anything about it. It will pass, it has to because it is created by thought and thoughts come and go. Just like you have to write down the shopping list because the it’ll have gone out of your head before you got to the shops. This was my client’s ‘aha’ moment. When you get insights like that you don’t lose them, you may forget them temporarily but they are not lost.
It is only when we entertain the thought, think we need to something about it to let go of the feeling, to resolve the problem, we get stuck in it, and it gets worse. We start adding thought to thought and it spins faster and faster. Before we know it we are stuck in this place, overwhelmed and helpless.
So, next time you feel stressed, hurt, angry, you can remember you are only ever feeling your thinking which means it’ll pass, there is nothing you need to do, your innate sense of wellbeing is not dependant on doing anything about it. You can stop digging yourself deeper in to it! You cannot fight thought with thought. You can trust your wisdom will catch you when you let go of it, let is pass through.