This is the title of workbook lesson #17 in A Course in Miracles. Today this lesson is included in a review and it still makes me ponder. Hmmm. No neutral thoughts. And it goes on to expand its meaning:
"Neutral thoughts are impossible because all thoughts have power. They will either make a false world or lead me to the real one, but thought cannot be without effects. As the world I see arises from my thinking errors, so will the real world rise before my eyes as I let my errors be corrected. My thoughts cannot be neither true nor false. They must be one or the other. What I see shows me which they are."
It amazes me how powerful my thoughts are. They truly aren't neutral as I used to think. I am more mindful of what I think and even more mindful of what I believe.
My practice is to correct my erroneous thoughts with what is true, all throughout my day. I've also realized having other thoughts running in the background, like a computer program. Old stuff, slowing me down. Every thought I allow without examining its veracity will have an effect in how I feel and experience life. So I am very mindful now; I value my inner peace. My goal is to awaken from this dream by holding only what is true in my mind.