Tuesday, February 23, 2021

"I Have No Neutral Thoughts"

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.  

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