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January 23, 2016

Stop – Slow Down and Think – Then Go

by James R. Yarbrough

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A Good Thought to Think

You do not know how good a thought is until you know how good it was. Thoughts are what keeps the mind busy and gives it what it needs to think. Thinking is what you have to do before you act. You may say that you were not thinking when you did what you should not have done, but that is not possible. It just may be that you did not think long enough or you did not have the right thoughts to think and therefore, did the wrong thing.

Regret and disappointment are just two examples of what can happen when you do not think your thoughts through—there can certainly be more serious consequences of course. We think for a reason. The reason is our thoughts. Not all thoughts are good for you to think. A thought of things that if acted on would do harm, is one of them.

Once you have a thought do not try to pretend you did not, even though it is a thought that is unpleasant to think about. The thought must be placed where it now belongs without thinking another thought about it. And that place would be your memory. The best way to do that is to have better thoughts to think. This could mean, and usually does, that you have to change what your thoughts are based on. The substance for our thoughts come from the perception we have of what is in our world, what is around us. The people places and things in our lives.

When how you think is causing a problem with how you feel and act, it is time for a change. This could mean a change in your relationship with others or you may need to change where you work or live. It is difficult to change how you think when your thinking comes from your perception of how you are treated where you work, live or sleep. Yes, some or all of these could be the change that you need. There is one thing for sure; you can only have thoughts about the things you have to think about, and that would be those things that are a part of your life.

You will not be running away. You will be moving closer to your Self. For it is how you think. And how you think is how you will act.

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