The things I don’t think about

I don’t think there is something I haven’t thought about. Well, perhaps there is, but with this thought stated right here, right now, I have thought about that as well. I know, very confusing. Tell me about it!

Isn’t it amazing how easy it is to confuse and fool ourselves by the mere thought starting with “I don’t think about it”!

Here is what happened many years ago and probably not only once, when I was trying to overcome a heartbreak of a “love crash” for a friend who didn’t return my feelings. After a short break in a long train of thoughts about him, I congratulated myself: “Hey, I am not thinking about him!” After a while I understood the ridiculousness of this thought and had to laugh out loud. This started the healing process.

Today, I am grateful for all those experiences and how my life turned out, because even if I didn’t want those experiences at that time, I treasure all I have in my life today; at least when I am aware of what I have.

The thought “I don’t think about this” reminds me often of the famous experiment: “Now, don’t think of a blue elephant in front of your door!” This flash of memory is followed by a big grin on my face and a realization that both the greatest and the worst wizards of the world, as I experience it, live in my own head.

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  1. Hello Vici, you have explored one of my favorite sayings. “Don’t think about it, just do it”!
    I tell myself that when I am hesitating over something I must do. Such as a visit to my dentist when a toothache is looming…then it is “Don’t think about it, just do it!”

    1. So true, Marcy! And being at the dentist’s and experiencing the teeth being “repaired” turns out in most of the times to be much less scary, problematic or painful than what we can picture in our thoughts and fears. Jumping into the life makes it all quite wonderful! Even dealing with teeth. 😉 I am so grateful to be reminded and shown and being able to see it more and more often. What a day-to-day discovery! 🙂

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