Day after day we have approximately 60,000 thoughts a day flowing through our minds at mostly an subconscious level that we are generally unaware of. Imagine if you would attachment of thought is like a grain of sand, and visualize a sand timer filled with 60,000 thoughts. As soon as you awake the timer tips upside down and the thoughts begin. Continually we examine, observe, reflect, sit in critical thinking of situations that may have taken place recently, about to take place, or may or may not even ever take place.
When people have that “I can’t get it out of my mind” thought, they have picked one of sand and magnified it and dwelled on, the grain of sand to the extreme, neglecting all the other passing thoughts as invaluable. The trouble is for many people when this almost obsession of thought kicks in it sometimes is very difficult to let go of, and can cause a lot of internal struggle.
The best thing to do is get to a place where you can visualize and be aware of the thoughts and not attach feelings and emotions to them as they fly through your mind. As soon as a thought (bad or good) is picked apart and you magnetize it attachment of emotions sets forth and the thought becomes an almost part of you, which is really detrimental. To think that we have control of all factors in life that will determine our prized outcome is rather arrogant and god-like thinking, and should be avoided if at all possible. Clarified thought will only come from a place of mental stillness where you are in a place of grounding, or else all decisions and thoughts are based on nurtured fears and patterns that we have developed over the years mostly unknowingly. This isn’t a spacey, law of a attraction, spiritual guru thing but very real for everyone.
Think back to decisions you have made in the past where you have felt rushed, anxious, or forcefully sold to make. Have they turned out to be pinnacle choices that have paid dividends?, or have they left you in a place of loss. It is only when you get to a place of stillness inside, you earnest guiding thought can be utilized.
Have you ever had an almost god centered thought that has felt like it came out of nowhere?