July 12, 2023
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How can we form positive thinking habits?.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Dear Deepak, I read a lot about mindfulness practices a month ago, and I have been practicing observing my thoughts and emotions since then. But this feels very stressful to me because I can observe negative and unproductive thoughts coming in my mind, but I cannot stop them. They come spontaneously and create emotions in my body even when I don’t want them to come. And most of the times, the thoughts come and compel me to act, and when I regain my attention in the present, I have already acted upon those thoughts. How do I change this sothat I get much more control over my mind and form positive thinking habits?



Mindfulness is not about stopping thoughts, it is the disinterested stance of awareness that observes thoughts as they come and go. That perspective shows you that you are not your thoughts, but rather your mind entertains thoughts. That develops self-awareness and that will undo the compulsion and reflexive action you feel in your thoughts currently. The instinct to act upon a thought is based on the unconscious beliefs held about that thought. Mindfulness will illuminate those unconscious beliefs and neutralize their compulsive, addictive hold on you.



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