Monkey mind. That’s what we call our mind whose incessant chatter often thought of as meaningless keeps flitting between one thought and another. ‘Empty your mind. Stay still with no thought or one thought.’ That’s what makes meditation so difficult. Under one minute behind closed eyes, I see at least a hundred thoughts come and go.
50,000 … that’s the figure which became very popular after the book ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ came out. 50,000 is the approx. number of thoughts we have in one day. If I have 100 thoughts under a minute, 50000 definitely seems a possible number.
Focus your thoughts … focused thought has magic it is said. The power of focussed mind is such that it can achieve anything in the world. Focused thoughts, focused actions and focused feelings together pull universe into making true whatever it is that you focus on.
So, if we look at 50,000 thoughts in any day of our life, what is our focus on? And if the quality of our life is determined by the quality of our thoughts, what is the quality of our 50,000 thoughts?
One truly powerful way to improve the quality of our thoughts and make room for positive, energizing, goal oriented thoughts is to complete incompletions in our life. Incompletions serve no purpose. They simply leave us feeling inadequate, anxious, negative and low over all.
Improve The Quality Of Your Thoughts By …
1. Completing incompletions in relationships
Unresolved anger is an incompletion. Unforgiven hurts are incompletions. Not communicated thoughts & feelings are incompletions. These incompletions linger and fester in our mind. They capture a chunk of our 50,000 thoughts, thoughts which could have been about our dreams, our goals, our happiness. Anything we hold onto is an incompletion. Anything we don’t let go of is an incompletion. Each incompletion is competing with good thoughts, each incompletion is taking us farther and farther away from the life we truly deserve and want for our self.
How can you remove incompletions in your relationships? And what are you going to do about them?
2. Completing incompletions in work
We all have multiple projects at work, multiple sub projects in these main projects, multiple ideas in these sub projects, multiple statuses for each of these ideas … and everything left for our mind to figure out and remember – BIG incompletion. How can the mind be free when it is overloaded with so much of data and so many nitty-gritty details? How can the mind be relaxed when it is always worried … am I forgetting something? Am I supposed to do something else right now?
How can you free your mind? And what are you going to do about it?
3. Completing incompletions with self
The 24 hour chatterbox which resides in our mind, what does it tell you about you? What kind of picture does it create about you? How does it label you? ‘You are a loser. You are not good enough. You are weak and helpless. You cannot do this on your own. You need to be perfect. You need to be right. No one listens to you’. These are all incompletions. Incompletions of some incidences in past long forgotten. Labels and reasoning which might or might not be true at that time, but are definitely not true today. Because you are not who you were yesterday. And you need not remain forever who you are today.
How can you change your self-talk for better? And what are you going to do about it?
Completing incompletions … is just one half of improving the quality of your thoughts – the one which focuses on reducing negativity in your mind, reducing negativity from the 50000 thoughts we have each day. The second half is about increasing and introducing power packed thoughts which can create a massive shift in your being and in your life. But that … is a post for another day …