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Thoughts

Thoughts

Thinking

Do you believe everything you think?

Why?

Thoughts

Tormentors of your soul; or

Inventors of your imagination

Thoughts define you and yet

Are they really always your own?

Do you fear your thoughts; or

Embrace them

Or both

Thoughts

Where do they come from?

Why do they change?

Where do they go?

Should you trust them?

Do you have to invest in them?

What have you lost because of them?

Thoughts

Sometimes kept guarded

Like a secret

If someone discovers yours

Will they question your motives?

Your morals?

Your ethics?

Will they still love you?

So many questions

Like so many thoughts

Are thoughts real?

How can they be real

If they are only in your mind?

Thoughts can encourage

Motivate

Inspire and

Uplift us

Soothe, or

Frighten us

Thoughts can be

Creative

Beautiful

Poetic

Artistic

Flowing

Vibrant

Brilliant

Sensory Thoughts

Teasing our senses

Can we really feel and smell a thought? 

towels fresh from the dryer

Warm

Soft

Fluffy

Didn’t you feel the warmth of towels against your skin

As you thought about the words?

If you think it can you really see a thought?

The vibrant orange harvest moon

A striking summer’s sunset, or

Waking early to witness the dawn breaking

Can I really taste a thought?  

Thinking of the aroma of coffee brewing

Makes me think I can — and smell it too

If I think about it long enough  

I’ll want a cup

Longer still — I’ll think I drank the cup

Can you almost smell a thought?

The fragrance of rose petals

Can you taste the thought of

Sweet honey dripping from your fingers

Let’s add travel and heighten this sensory experience

Can you feel and smell  the thought of —

A warm salty ocean breeze against your skin

While you’re there don’t forget to experience the thought

Of the wet squishy sand between your toes

Thoughts

Soulful

Loving

Passionate

Resonating hope

Magical places

Distant lands

Somewhere in time

Places we’ve been

With lovers we’ve known

Magical Times

Or longed for

Thoughts of  better times

Thoughts

Erasing memories

Rewriting memories

Overplaying memories

Sometimes filling in the gaps of  memories

Thoughts

Haunting us

Antagonizing us

Misguiding us

Fooling us

Tricking us

Deceiving us

Creating deep pain

Again only in our minds

Thoughts

May or

May not ever happen

Significant or

Insignificant

Keep us going or

Keeping us stuck

Lifting us up and

Keeping us on track

Or . . .

Anxiety based

Frightening

Unwanted visitors

Interrupting long overdue sleep

Exasperating

Annoying

Babbling

Self-defeating

Paranoid

Greedy

Selfish

Perverted

Violent

Starting wars within our minds and

Destroying civilizations

Thoughts are only thoughts

Your mind is a powerful tool and ally

One of your best resources

Always available to you

Access your awareness & soul too

Once you realize this

You can choose your thoughts

Wisely

Non-harming

Loving-kindness

Compassionate

Emotional intelligence

Creating a better life and world

While dismissing negative thoughts

Thoughts can be powerful

Only if  you make them so

Thoughts are fleeting on their own

Remember thoughts are just thoughts

A Thoughts’ life is 30 seconds 

How can something so insignificant

Have so much power?

Now that you know –use your thoughts wisely!

Reach into the quiet of your mind

You have nothing to fear

There is always hope

There is always more right

With you than wrong with you

As long as you are breathing

That’s all that really matters

Glass half empty

Glass half full

You choose

Think thoughts that

Make you feel good

When an unwanted

Negative thought enters your mind

Don’t despair

Do nothing

Remember

Just watch the thought

In 30 seconds

The thought

Will dissipate

On its own

Into something

Much more interesting

Thoughts

Thinking

Do you still believe everything you think?

Why?

8/17/11

Cindi Silva

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