Have you ever considered the possibility of an intelligence greater than the human mind? Are you aware that you already possess this intelligence?
Human consciousness is evolving beyond the mind, to a state of far greater power and connectedness. Beyond thought is life, which we are all part of. When we stop thought, we are able to connect to the one life that flows through us all. And when we connect to the flow of life, life lives us–providing all the instructions, decisions, and circumstances we need to be happy, healthy and excited to be alive.
At first it sounds scary and stupid to stop thinking. That is what your mind will tell you, because the mind wants to keep thinking! The mind LOVES thinking! But you are not your mind, and you don't have to be a slave to your thoughts. Once you truly realize that you are not your mind, stopping thought becomes much easier.
But I like thinking!
Wait until you see how good not thinking feels. Then observe the quality of your thoughts following stopping thought. Thinking will feel better than ever.
But how will I solve my problems?
You cannot attract a solution to your problem if you are activating the vibration of the problem. If you are thinking "I don't have enough money," the universe will keep you in a state of not having enough money. Thinking about your problems does not solve them–it only makes them bigger.
You find solutions to your problems when you feel good. When you feel good, you attract good feeling thoughts. Solutions fall in that good-feeling-thought category. Often people attract solutions while in the shower, while running, or when they are about to fall asleep. These are times of relaxation and good feelings.
You don't have to think, at all, to find the solutions to your problems. You only have to choose to feel good. Choosing thoughts that feel good is one way to feel good, but the easiest way to feel good is by stopping thought altogether.
Can you stop your thoughts? How does it feel when you do?
22 ways to stop thinking
- Ask yourself, "I wonder what my next thought will be?" In the time you wait for your next thought to appear, you are thought-free.
- Focus on the sensation of your fingertips touching something. Focus on the incredible detail you are capable of feeling.
- Doodle. Don't think about what you're drawing, just let it flow from the pen.
- Meditate. Sit upright and still for 15 minutes, staring at a candle flame. Your thoughts should slow automatically with time.
- Feel your body from the inside.
- Feel love in your heart. Feel the love in your heart growing bigger and bigger with each breath. This one always works for me.
- Use a mantra and repeat it over and over in your head.
- Count to 8 over and over.
- Count backwards from 10 to 0 over and over.
- Feel for the best feeling you've ever felt.
- While looking at your hand, focus on feeling your hand from the inside.
- Look at everything as if for the first time, as if you're tripping.
- Observe the infinite detail in everything.
- Listen to the sounds around you. Listen to the silence in between the sounds.
- Master a dance routine. Teaching your body to do new things helps alleviate thought.
- Take a group fitness class.
- Play Astrojax. Notice how you get knots and drop the balls when you have negative thoughts.
- Hula hoop.
- Feel for the flow of life. Everyone has this sense and can become more sensitive to it.
- Feel the feeling of relief.
- Tell yourself you can think about it later.
- Focus on your breathing. Count your breaths and breathe deeply.
For more information on stopping thought, read Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment