60,000 Choice Thoughts

We think up about 60,000 thoughts in a day. How vital it is that we make choices about our thinking.
Sound a bit too clinical for LBB? 
 
Maybe think About this: 
How important it is that we not think up 60,000 negative thoughts, or even 59,000. It is imperative that we not harbor cynical and negative thoughts. our brain has approximately 100 billion cells, and each is connected to about 20,000 other cells.  What this means is our thinking has the possibilities of billions, maybe trillions of various thoughts.
We have the freedom of choice
 Maybe we could begin anew if our thoughts of late have run into the fields of negativity.
My thoughts seem to revolve around my emotional intelligence lately, and sometimes the painful lessons my intelligence runs a foul with in that field of life.
With infinite combinations of brain cells to choose from why not try a whole new combination today?

While taking a self inventory you might find that what brought you to be the person you are today are the many painful, heart-crushing moments in our life that leave you winded. It might be a knee jerk reaction to run from those painful moments as fast as you can; thinking its the safest route.
Life just smacked you a good one and to stay in that moment and feel it.. is… well.. .painful.  Yes.
Life is painful, it is not that we are bad people having bad things happen to us.
It is that L.I.F.E. has to have pain in order to honor the joy.
Yes,  the yin & the yang. The negative and the positive.
Looking back on our thinking; without explanation, without apologizing, we can own the painful moments created along our journeys.
Painful moments exist. Life can hurt. But, remember we have been here before, we felt this before. We know we survived it. (though maybe it felt all to consuming at the moment)
There is that space in time again; The moment.  A friend shared that his bitter moments are balanced with his sweet, I love his thinking.
Without the bitter than can not possibly be the sweet. The positive needs the negative for their to be a true & concise connection.
There must be some truth to the adage “No Pan No Gain”.
Maybe it is how we evolve.
Life can hurt. A lot sometimes.
– The bitter.
Thankfully those painful moments come with built-in lessons.
 -The sweet.
For me quite often it is not until later that I realize there is a lesson, a sweetness garnered from the bitter moment.
Finally I see it.  Finally I feel it.
Feeling painful moments are good reminders for me to breathe deeply, and slowly; Inhaling the moment that came with its pain smack right in the middle of my living to bring & teach me some necessary growth.

Growth can come from places never even realized. Growth can come from places that we thought were not available to us, places we thought were dead & barren. Places of great disappointments.
Growth happens when we realize that it is not what happens in our lives that long stays with us, but it is t how we happen choose to respond to the happenings.
This is why it is called happiness.
Freedom to choose to see the sweet, balanced by the bitter.  (Thank you Groovy)
 I know for certain that I make the choice to hang on to hope, that what has ‘happened’ has happened for good reason.
Life it seems is much like a beautiful piece of embroidered cloth. The first half the embroidery is worked from the “wrong side’ of the fabric, stitching out the branches that will hold the blossoms, that bring the fruit.
The second half of life is the ‘right side’ of the fabric with its rich texture of all those pain-taken stitches.
Life’s lessons, even the painful ones, are much like how certain people are brought into our lives for a certain reasons.
I have a wooden plaque that sits in a prominent place in my home given to me my bestie in 2010 that I cherish to this day. It is also a reminder for me about the lessons that come into our lives.
It says:
” Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people stay for awhile and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”    (thank you DCD) 
©tjtaylot2013
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9 thoughts on “60,000 Choice Thoughts

  1. It’s really up to us to choose what thoughts to dwell on.
    We truly encounter certain people that leave footprints in our hearts.
    Moments come and go, but there are cherished moments that never elude our memories.
    We have an obligation to guide our thoughts if we must have guided results.
    I’ve written something previously about thoughts.
    Check it out, if you care. http://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/value-thoughts-think-continuously-and-cause-positive-change-by-thinking/
    I’m so excited about the way you articulated your post.
    It is beautifully written, my dear Toni.
    Welldone!

    • It certainly is up to us Tee. I like so much of your thinking on this topic. And the gift that we can share in our thoughts priceless.
      I am always mindful of the freedom we have to nurture our thoughts as our own & to be responsive in our actions based on how we think. I know it not to be taken for granted.
      You will know I have visited and enjoyed so much your post in reference. I like so much the inspiration you continue to be in my life.
      Thank you for sharing this. Thank you for you!

    • My dearest Jude, you are such a welcome visit every time, yet when I write about something deeply rooted in my own history here you always manage to help instill some pride in what I did. I thank you for that as much as I thank you for your friendship.
      Love & hugs to you my Bliss Sis ~

  2. Our brain sounds like a computer, or is it the other way around? But our brain knows emotions.
    Lucky we have the FREEDOM of choice. So many do not. They’ve even afraid to THINK about choices because they are so afraid someone might read their faces.
    A lot of work here, BB. Nice work.

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