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Old 02-27-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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If I were to tell you (hypothetically of course) not to think of a pink elephant, would you be able to not think of a pink elephant?

If one cannot control his own thoughts, what makes him think he can ever have anything figured out?

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Why would anyone want to control their thoughts all of the time? That seems rather anal and far too regimented, for me anyway.

I would prefer to let my creative muse have free reign instead of planning every moment or controlling my every thought.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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If I were to tell you (hypothetically of course) not to think of a pink elephant, would you be able to not think of a pink elephant?

If one cannot control his own thoughts, what makes him think he can ever have anything figured out?


What does any of that even mean?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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Why would anyone want to control their thoughts all of the time? That seems rather anal and far too regimented, for me anyway.

I would prefer to let my creative muse have free reign instead of planning every moment or controlling my every thought.
This would be why your right brain sensitivities reveal a wider world than is typically experienced by the left brain dominant.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:22 AM
 
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we cant control our thoughts but we can challenge what we think.
doing so prevents us putting into action things that clearly came not from us.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:30 AM
 
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Actually one can sort of channel ones thoughts - the flow of thoughts is like a river flowing through time - we can choose how we channel our thoughts, we can break the stream up into smaller channels, we can focus the channel, or we can dam it up so our thoughts stagnant and don't go anywhere. The best thing to do I think is to channel one's thoughts towards a positive direction, letting psychic gravity do the rest.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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we cant control our thoughts but we can challenge what we think.
doing so prevents us putting into action things that clearly came not from us.

What could possibly ever not come from us?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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Why would anyone want to control their thoughts all of the time? That seems rather anal and far too regimented, for me anyway.

I would prefer to let my creative muse have free reign instead of planning every moment or controlling my every thought.

I agree. Nobody said anything about controlling your every thought or that you should. You cannot control your own thoughts. That was the point.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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If I were to tell you (hypothetically of course) not to think of a pink elephant, would you be able to not think of a pink elephant?

If one cannot control his own thoughts, what makes him think he can ever have anything figured out?

Let me answer that by asking you a question.

If a tree in your backyard looks larger than a tree on a nearby hill, how can you know whether it is really larger or not?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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If I were to tell you (hypothetically of course) not to think of a pink elephant, would you be able to not think of a pink elephant?

If one cannot control his own thoughts, what makes him think he can ever have anything figured out?

I didn't think of a Pink Elephant. I thought, stupid post. So I guess you are on to something. What that something is I don't know.
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