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Friday, September 04, 2009

What If I Didn't Have That Thought?

So, what if I didn't have that thought? The thought that I didn't want to go to work. Or that I thought so and so was overweight. Or that person sure is an idiot. Or that woman sure is a horrible person. Or that I wish that parent would control their child. Or that coworkers, friends, and family wouldn't have bad attitudes. Or that certain people wouldn't use handicapped parking spaces when I don't think they should be using them. Or that negative attitudes really piss me off. Or that toxic relationships beat the hell out of me. Or that I wish certain parts of my life were different than they are. Or that I wish people would learn to enjoy the sunrise instead of be all hacked off that they have to get up to go to work. Or that the evangelicals would be the ones to end up in hell. Or that screaming children really send me over the top. Or that other people could be the ones to change instead of me. Yeah, so what if I didn't have that thought? What if it never entered my mind. What if it plain old never even happened?

7 comments:

bridgeout said...

Ah! What if indeed mu friend!

LSL said...

Interesting. Tonight my mom and I have been talking about the power of thoughts and how they influence our actions and our health. Very interesting.

Rick said...

We are what we think about.

Lemuel said...

If you did not have those thoughts, then I think you would be dead - brain dead, at least. It is not what thoughts we might have that matters, but how we react (or act upon) to those thoughts. I may not be able to prevent my mind from thinking of something, but if that thought is not something positive or helpful to life, I do not need to nurture it and let it grow into the monster that it may become.

Mike, Studio city said...

I have NEVER heard it said quite that way before.

riggledo said...

What if indeed! I routinely experience many of those thoughts myself and can only imagine MY world would be a better place if I put those things out of my mind! You've definitely given me something to think about!

Ur-spo said...

dear me
it sounds all fatiguing
best to allow these thoughts and then smile/dismiss them.