Waves of Thought
Waves of thought can flood the mind when one is not at peace. Thoughts of fear and doubt. One evening several months ago, this random thought came to me, “Why do I doubt myself?” I was in the shower at the time, so the question was easy to contemplate as I stood there.
As I contemplated the idea of doubt and random thought, I could not come up with a valid answer. At least not an answer that could justify entertaining the idea of doubting myself. So, it got me thinking. How often do we contemplate doubts and random thoughts? Do we question their validity rather than allow them to run rampant through our minds?
Thoughts Flood the Mind
We often get so used to waves of thought flooding our minds that we accept them as fact. Even thoughts of doubt. Would you agree? These waves of thought caused anxiety and exacerbated the depression I experienced growing up. Now I have realized that I do not need to entertain every thought. I can observe them, but I do not need to contemplate or attach meaning to the waves of thought I do not care for, including any thoughts of doubt or fear.
If you think about it, a lot of our thoughts are influenced by others. The news influences our thoughts, our friends and family, what we watch on television, and so on. What doubts do you have? What thoughts are you allowing to run rampant through your mind? If you don’t know the source of any doubts, then be still and observe. Not all thoughts have meaning and are meant to be entertained. Do not let waves of random thoughts take root in your mind. If you do, they will only cycle through again and again.