Question of the Day – No. 272 Posted on January 19, 2019January 18, 2019 by Troy Headrick How often do you think about the origin of your thoughts? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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More often than I want to. I always tend to think about free will and if it actually exists so it makes me think “Am I writing this comment out of free will or because I was programmed in a sense from my past experiences”
I think the term free will is meaningless, these are my choices even if I couldn’t have decided differently it’s still based on me.
How helpful/hurtful do you find it to be?
Thinking about free will? I mostly find it confusing
What influence does it have on you?
It keeps me from focusing on things that are actually important. For example, a couple weeks back, I had a random thought that I found to be disturbing. Even after talking to my therapist about it and his reassurance that it was nothing more than a thought and was a pretty normal one, I’m still bothered by it and trying to analyze why It would come to me in the first place.
When people comes there unnecessary words… Because most of the time it’s happened to me..And I think about that…Most irritated part is ellogical topic…They have no idea about that, I think that I learnings new things from this…and my origin coming from of there thought…😁😁😁😁😁😁😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇
I’m glad if you’re learning from it! It’s an awesome approach 😀
only when I notice negativity making attempts to control my mind, then I think deeply and analyze to find that origin of negativity which is like the head of snake; once i locate that origin, I know i’m close to victory, and with little meditation, i attack the origin and kill it, and take my mind back to normal peacefulness
That’s amazing! You’ve always been able to do this?
nice to meet you.
If I’m the one you directed your question to, then I have to admit that as untruthful as it may sound — and as difficult as it is for me to discuss such in public due to some people’s negative impression about it — I’ve been able to weed out negativity and ruffled emotions from my heart, at will, because I’ve developed that ability by practicing real “silent meditation (not some fanciful thinking still littered or filled with negativity).
I’ve been doing it since around 2004 when I came across a book that swept me off and convinced me I had to practice and develop this hidden ability since I wasn’t gifted with it at birth, or taught about it from a much younger age like most of kids, especially those from some parts of Asia, who have been exposed to it at a much younger age. I’m a Christian by religion, but this book I read from a Buddhist author changed my life because there is nothing mystical or demonic about such principles.
In fact, I recommend that the principles in the book be taught in schools so that after graduation, those who would encounter challenges, heartbreaks, heart attacks, and emotional problems besides what they’ve learnt in school, would know how to control their minds, either completely, or at least, partially.
Education without emotional control wouldn’t benefit people much in life. We’ve seen rich commit suicide, or even educated people with all the money and popularity who aren’t just happy.
Its much easier to have positive faith, the type that can create miracles, if one’s mind is under control. And how do you start? by practicing stillness, peace and silence. Even my Bible says in Psalms 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth”. There is power in being still and calm — a lot of it, but there would never be enough time to talk about such a wonderful gift.
Let me stop here. maybe I’m giving too much of a big reply to simple question.
Thank you and regards.
Thank you very much for this thoughtful comment! Yes, the question was directed to you because I want to interact with each individual that comes across this blog. I agree with you that peace and calm can create a huge power and we can direct it in whatever we try to do in this life.
Depends on the level of procrastination going on at that particular moment. ;P
This sounds interesting. Can you give an example?
How helpful is it for you?
It’s not mostly.
It is a continual practice of the enlightened to monitor the source of all their thoughts.
I agree and I believe more people need to do this. 🙂
I think we will all eventually grow into the understanding that it’s the only way to participate fully and constructively in any moment
Hahahahahahaha I don’t. I think of the reason for my thought.
You wouldn’t have time for that, I’m unsurprissed.
Like omg, I know the origin of my thoughts. I don’t need to think and rethink about stuff I already know. That’s such self wankery. I prefer to spend my time figuring out how the eff I got into this mess and how the eff to get out of it. LOL
I rather enjoy wasting my time with these mental gymnastics and use the excuse of it being akin to a mental work out to keep me prepped for the real challenge. But I know you well enough to know you get plenty of mental exercise already.
I just keep on running, rowing, growing, climbing, etc etc. Gotta keep up with the Jumping Black Jack. Eternal, perpetual gondolier of the river Styx really helps to build up ones endurance levels. No rest for the wicked, as some say.
Good enough 😀
All the time! It helps me cope with stuff.
That’s awesome! Since when you’re doing this?
I’ve been meta thinking for as long as I can remember. I consider my self-awareness a good thing 🙂
Daily, emergence is one of my favourite concepts as a result. Such elegance such complexity from pure simplicity. It is in my opinion the naturally occurring art which we often see in other things the very essence of beauty.
Interesting. It might be a reason and a source for all the art surrounding us.
I noticed how much this is a different question for just about everyone who answered thus far. The words seemed to have such clear meaning to me yet these answers indicate a previously undetected nuance of language. I love it, I feel one step closer to actually understanding effective communication!
In my opinion, it’s the beauty of it! 😀
Only when a particularly disturbing thought crosses my mind. Then I wonder “where did THAT come from”??
Do you usually come up with an answer?
Sometimes I do
I never think about where my thoughts come from. I’ll be confused if I have a random or disturbing thought and try to think of something else immediately to not dwell on it
Interesting. I think it depends of the severity of it.
I just taught a lesson on “metacognition” to my Middle School students. I love the notion of thinking about thinking!
I love it too! For me, it’s helpful 🙂
All the time and I will start analysing it.
How helpful is that for you?