Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Wednesday, December 30, 2020


Do you mean it?  A happy 2021? (After what I went through in 2020?)  It’s not a wish, it's not magic.   It’s a matter of intent.  Your intent.

One simple declaration will make all the difference.  Attach the declaration to the beginning of every thought and you’ll be astonished.  Okay, ready? 

“It is fun to ________________________________.”    😊

Simple.  Uncomplicated.  Heck, it’ll even make pleasant those traditional dreaded New Year’s Resolutions: 

“It is fun to plan to lose weight.”  It’s not necessary to “wait” until the weight is lost to have fun.

“It is fun to choose what I eat.”  If a healthier diet is in the plan, then have fun with it now.

“It is fun to de-clutter the office.”  Think about how much better it is without the mess rather than fixating on the mess.

“It is fun to have the car serviced.”  It’s fun to be able to drive where I want to go.”

“It is fun to pay more attention to_____.”  Fill in the blank.

“It is fun to be around healthy, happy people.”  Duh.

“It is fun to pay the bills.”  Well, for each bill you received some service or item.  Enjoy that! 

You get the idea.  The more you do it, the easier it becomes.  In fact, if you really intend to have a fun 2021, and you begin using this declaration January 1, by the beginning of March you’ll think this way automatically.  You won’t pay much attention to that fact because you’ll be having so a good time.  You will literally think your way out of the doom and gloom that was called 2020. 

Of course, if you don’t really believe that you could/should/ought to have a continuous good time, then you won’t.  It’s the intention that rules, a.k.a. expectation.   If you look for the fun in anything, you’ll find it.  If you look for something else, you’ll find that.  What is consistent is that you will find and experience what you expect, what you look for, what you give your attention to.  Thoughts mean things.  Thoughts become things.  A thing un-thought never came to pass. 

If you truly want a fun 2021, use the magic word as well.  Go whole-hog – complaint free!

How much delight can you have in 2021?  All you want.

Those who get it, get it.  Those who don’t, can’t. 

Happy New Year!  (If you want it.)  


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