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December 18, 2009

Thought Possession

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:32 am

It’s certainly accurate enough to say that we possess thoughts. It’s even more precise to point out that we are possessed by thoughts.

We don’t hold them as much as they hold us.

The Grasshopper was up at the crack of dawn this morning and had this to say: “You’re not possessed by thought when you notice it.”

It’s in that moment of noticing that you find freedom – freedom from possession.

We can easily see how the ancients came up with the concept of demonic possession when we notice the grasp that thought has on us. If it’s saying awful things to you and you can’t chase it away, it’s time for an exorcism.

The only ritual you need do is notice.

Noticing your thoughts opens the door to freedom. Like all worthwhile habits, it takes some cultivating, some practice.

Thoughts want to get comfy, kick their shoes off and hang around longer than Benjamin Franklin advised entertaining company. And they are loud, insulting, threatening, crass and all sorts of improper.

Notice that it’s your house and you can show them the door at any time.

Stop for a moment and notice your thoughts. Don’t engage them in debate or admonish them, just passively notice them. This small bit of attention is enough to crack the door ajar and let them slither away.

This is not a one-time thing. They’ll be back. They like the free room and board and they love a good argument.

The key is to practice noticing. The more efficient you get at it, the less they come around.

If you haven’t written to Santa yet, you may want to ask for a prized possession – the gift of noticing.

All the best,

John

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