My son and youngest daughter were sitting down to breakfast today and my daughter announced that she didn’t want to sit next to him. So, a little squabble ensued and he moved one seat down. The squabble continued and suddenly my son starts crying in pain because when his sister pushed the chair in between them it smashed his finger. But, less than five minutes later, the tears were gone and their squabble was replaced with laughter. How could things have changed so quickly? How did he go from pain to joy? It’s the power of thought.
Our feelings and behavior come from our thoughts. No where else. Always. It really is that simple. That’s the nature of our human experience. Sometimes we just make it harder than it really is. We constantly have thoughts. Just as the waves come and go, so do our thoughts. As my kids showed me this morning, when we don’t hold on to our thoughts they leave and then our feelings and behaviors change.
There was nothing that my son had to do to feel better. As soon as his thoughts changed, he felt better. It’s the same for all of us. We don’t have to try to get or strive after wellbeing, peace, and happiness. It just doesn’t work that way. Our true nature is wellbeing, peace, and happiness. Sometimes our thoughts cover that up, just like the clouds sometimes cover the sun. But, the sun is still there. It’s only our thoughts that create our experiences.
Love & blessings,