Putting The Brakes on Runaway Thoughts

Here’s a technique I came up with when I find my thoughts racing in the direction of Stinkin’ Thinkin’. It was inspired by a talk given by Abraham/Hicks. In it, they explained that you start out with a thought. As you continue to think about it, that thought gains momentum. Kind of like a ball at the top of a hill. It starts out stationary, but give it a nudge and it starts rolling, gaining speed as it goes down the hill. This is wonderful if you are focusing on something you want to manifest, but what if it’s something you don’t want? The answer is to simply change your thought. That can be difficult though once it is racing along. It would be like trying to turn a boat around in midstream where the current is strong. Or turning a corner in a car that is going 70 mph. So the key to changing a runaway thought is to first slow it down.

Visualize yourself driving a car that is speeding along. Put your foot on the brake and start slowing down. If the car is a manual transmission, start shifting down to first gear. Slow down to a crawl or stop. Now you can easily (and safely!) turn the wheel and head in a direction that feels better and is what you really want. I’ve found this to be the easiest way to slow down my thoughts. There’s the visual aspect of slowing down and it helps me to start focusing on something else. This technique is also a powerful reminder that you are in control of your thoughts, not the other way around!

For another technique to deal with your thoughts and ego, check out Who’s Got The Wheel?

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