You can try and analyze your thinking forever, but you will never be able to analyze your way to peace. No one can. Peace is what’s there before the thinking.Syd Banks
Have you ever tried to analyze your thinking? Did it help?
In reality, we are not our thoughts. And our thoughts will never lead us to peace.
If you’re working on solving a problem by thinking on it, have you ever noticed that all that thinking doesn’t really help? In fact, you just create more thoughts and get even more confused.
Instead, what if you just put it on the back burner. Whatever problem you’re trying to solve, just stop thinking about it. It’s not as hard as you might think. Do something else instead:
- Go for a walk.
- Listen to music.
- Work on something else.
You probably know that feeling. The one you get when, seemingly out of the blue, an answer comes to you. Suddenly, that issue you put on the shelf has a solution!
That’s what I think of with this quote. No matter what it is, you cannot analyze your way to peace. Peace, like mental health, is innate. It’s always there beneath all of your thinking. It’s a part of who you really are.
How do you get there though? That’s often the question because we believe we can’t really stop thinking about something.
But as long as you’re thinking and analyzing, you won’t have peace. You’ll be in that anxious state of worrying about all of the what ifs.
I’m not saying it will be easy. Maybe not at first. It wasn’t always for me. When I look back at all the anxiety and stress that I created in my own life trying to analyze my way to peace? Oh, my. I was very good at it.
Eventually, I realized that it was all just thought. And I really didn’t have to pay attention to it.
We have some 60 to 70,000 thoughts each day. Can you imagine trying to keep track of them all? They are NOT you. They’re just random thoughts running through your head.
Let them go. Let them pass by without giving them your attention.
That’s where you’ll find peace. And you can have it every day.
It’s always there before the thinking. Before all the noise that is our thoughts.
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