The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thinking A Different Way, Part 2

Last time I started very briefly about a new way to think. The new way to think is very simple. It involves no thought - meaning anytime you catch yourself worrying you stop because worry does not solve the problem.

Curiosity and analysis might be helpful. Other activities such as asking people for help, that can also be useful but worry very often just turns things over and over and over again and can even disrupt a solution that's already in place.

So the new way to think is to think less. Anytime you catch yourself worrying just stop and say, "Is there some way I can apply my curiosity to this that will make the situation better" and if there isn't - just don't think.

It's a discipline that, because you'll have to catch yourself and stop thinking. How can you do that at times in the simplest possible way. I'm going to give you something you can do that's physical. I've mentioned this before but as I said then and as I often say - I'll build on that in time.

One of the things you can do is to touch your body. Do something physical. Now of course you're always touching your fingers and your hands so your body really won't notice that very much but if you take your right or your left hand and you just bend your fingers like you're making a claw - okay - so that your fingernails - if you move your hand with your palm down towards your upper leg - so that your fingernails are touching your upper leg, say you're around your thigh someplace - then you simply slide your hand with your fingernails touching your leg - you slide it down towards the knee - that's all.

Because this is a gesture you rarely make on your body for any other reason it will tend to bring your bodies attention to that physical moment and that place. In short, it will bring you into the present. When you're in the present it's difficult to worry because you will then become very observant of what's going on around you at that moment and that will automatically trigger your minds curiosity - you see.

So that's what I recommend as a solution and something to try. It might just improve the quality of your life in many situations. I hope it works for you.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.


Unknown said...

Wow! Great things flowing in those two post Robert...I like this direction : "The new way to think is very simple. It involves no thought"...Hahaha! So radical and so simple!

We start noticing that feeling is the real language we need...We maybe soon will only use spoken words as a music, to please our heart...


Robert Shapiro said...

"Spoken words as a music." A spice of life eh Patrice. I like that - well said.

Goodlife my friend.