A Permission Slip to Stop Thinking


A Permission Slip to Stop Thinking

Group fitness classes, meditation, flow arts, and lectures by philosopher Alan Watts have taught me that not thinking is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Just because we can think doesn't mean we have to.

Benefits of not thinking

Grass doesn't have to think about growing. It just grows. The same is true of people. We don't have to beat our hearts or remember to breathe while we sleep. Our bodies function just fine without thought.

When you stop thinking, you release awareness of physical reality. This is a good thing, because physical reality is just a temporary indicator of your vibration (the average of your thoughts). It's old news and really doesn't require our attention.

Without the distractions of physical reality, you are free to connect to the flow of well being, to god, to source energy, to love, to the magick of the universe. This is because thoughts are the only thing that can block your connection to the flow. Without thought, you are the flow of well being.

Without thought, you are able to know your true self - the perfect, infinite, ecstatic being that is within us all.

When you should think

The only time thinking is useful is when it feels good and fun. Thinking is creating whether you are thinking positive or negative thoughts, so why would you want to be creating more negativity in your life?

Thinking is most fun for me when I write my gathering momentum posts each morning. The posts are my best creative work, because they direct my thoughts towards all the good things in my life and all the things I want. When I write a gathering momentum post, I am creating the reality I desire.

After I write that post, I give myself permission to stop thinking for the rest of the day. Writing makes me feel great, so I know I will only attract good experiences. I don't have to worry, plan, or scheme. I just flow. And everything I want falls into place.

Jessica Mullen
Living the magick life.
  • Paige

    At first I thought “Why can’t I get the image to load?” and then I realized and felt like a fool.
    Thinking is fun.
    Great articles as always.

  • jessica mullen

    Hahahaha yeah I thought maybe making it a solid gray or black block, but white is a more fun game :]

    Thanks Paige!

  • Eirini

    very inspiring,as always! I love the idea of writing down stuff in your worksheets and then giving yourself permission to stop thinking!

  • jessica mullen

    Eirini, yes it makes so much sense to me logically, and I’ve been practicing… it’s not the easiest thing in the world but it’s such a relief whenever I start having negative thoughts – I can just choose to turn off. Love it!

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