“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” Ram Dass
Of course this is not a new thought but unfortunately it seems I need to remind myself of this daily.
I was drinking my coffee on the bench outside today and noticed weeds growing in my butterfly garden from yesterday’s rain.
Instead of scheduling a weeding time, I just sat my coffee down and pulled them at that moment.
I need to do that with my negative thoughts that encourage discouragement as well. I can’t prevent weeds from popping up but I can pull them when I see them. Same thing with negative thoughts. Negative thoughts may always crop up but I can identify them and pull them and discard them before they take root.
How do you handle your negative thoughts?