I have been thinking lately a lot about thinking.
It seems everywhere I turn I am receiving messages about thinking.
Messages of hope and encouragement.
And messages of rebuke and action.
I have OCD and I suspect a touch of ADD,
ask any friend of mine they will whole heartedly affirm this! J
And at the risk of sounding prideful or crazy
I have at one time or another thought I could be a genius or a lunatic.
See I have the gift/curse of being able to have two or more thoughts at once.
Not just half a thought or scattered thoughts but complete thoughts at the same time.
No there are no audible voices or multiple personalities (that’s just my hormones).
And at times it’s great I am free flowing with creativity.
I can’t write an idea fast enough or get my hands on something as quick as possible.
I often can not express a thought without stuttering because I’m already onto the next one. Other times it is just maddening.
Especially when the thoughts are negative, uncomfortable and untrue.
You know which ones.
We have all had them .
And when those thoughts run wild and pile one on top of another I just want to scream . It is a mental wrestling match.
And at that point taking a nap is my best ally.
I literally want to be unconscious and NOT THINK.
Maybe this is a reason why some turn to the bottle or the drug or anything else that deconstructs them as a person.
I can see the temptation for escape.
I just nap and while its not heroine.
Its still an idol.
Sleep helps my exhausted mind-
heck if my body would workout as much as my mind
I would be the best paid supermodel and most decorated Olympian all in one.
So I want to begin a series on the topic of thinking.
Since not thinking is not an option ( and who really wants that option anyway)
Logically (there goes that thinking again) it makes sense to deal with the content of thinking and the control we have been given over that.
What shapes our thinking?
Why do we think the way we do and should we?
Why do we think a certain way and why do we continue to do so?
Can I change my thinking?
And what will that look like in my life?
The answer to the last questions I have answers in the form of a proverb
As a man (women) thinks, so he is.
Let’s paraphrase this for ourselves
As a woman thinks, so she is.
Let’s personalize this
As I think, so I am,
As you think, so you are
Now put your name here
As_______thinks, so she is.
Yes lets get started thinking ourselves into who we are.
If your not there yet, no problem.
You are about to think yourself into who you want to be.