Validate your thoughts

Dear Friends,

Greetings!!!

Hope you are doing well.

Validate your thoughts

We are blessed with the wonderful instrument – our mind, that has the capacity to think. We can use our thoughts to learn, reason, analyze, evaluate, decide, interpret, to imagine, to be creative. If you are like me, then you know that we don’t always having nourishing thoughts and demons of fear, anger, arrogance, pride, frustrations, projections can take us over. We create our reality, our health and well being based on the kind of thoughts we have. Researches have been done in the area of mind-body connection and it has been found how our thoughts/emotions influence our health and well being.

More often, we allow ourselves to hold on to thoughts that are not necessarily true and create suffering/unhappiness for ourselves. If we believe in our thoughts without validating them for fact, then we are bound to suffer. You are responsible for your feelings and happiness. So if you want to get rid of suffering, validate your thoughts. Recently I was referred to look into teachings of Byron Katie. Byron takes us through a series of simple questions to validate our thoughts.

Here are some videos you can watch for Byron Katie’s work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts16XAXasAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ_nWPdrRTc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ycd3CAwUW0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_Tu1xr0-Lo

You can also look into Byron’s website http://www.thework.com/index.asp where she has more videos and resources online

Using our thoughts intelligently is our choice. There are many tools and methods available to develop your mind/thoughts. One simple method that can be easily learned and practiced is meditation. Even ten minutes of meditation by observing your breath, not only settles down your thoughts, but also increases your awareness. Practice of yoga, breath regulation, chanting, visualization etc… are some other methods that can be used to tune your thoughts and mind.

Have fun validating your thoughts and free yourself from suffering.

Peace,

Venkatesh

Tribute to Ignorance & Darkness


Searching the finite threads of mortality

for some meaning or pattern in the

Infinites dance of thoughtless neutrality.

Having climbed the fast inconscient realms

of supreme ignorance and having fallen

face down in the web of duality, He finally

suckles the sweet and pregnant nothingness

that is here when all else is gone.

I Am That I Am!

Every experience, a golden rung on

the ladder of accension, each a blessing

above the lie of right and wrong.

The gutter births a king, a saint, a prophet

who’s heart knows all, who’s mind is empty,

who’s lips are sealed.

The great pretender glimpses the shadowy

outlines of his own sweet lie, but trembles not

in the face of Ego’s seeming triumph.

For he knows beyond knowing that circles

are not circles unless complete, through

the gift of dark ignorance, degredation,

utter humilition and annhilation.

I Am That I AM.

Written By Mark Roske

Copyright 2005

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