Thought v Thinking

By Sara Jane

Thoughts got me thinking, is there a difference?

According to the dictionary, the only difference is the tense.

But I feel there is more to it than that.

For me thinking is something that is very active and can be uncontrolled and controlled, it can also be productive and very unproductive, if we allow it to run away with us.

What do I mean by that?

We have a problem and we take time to think it through to hopefully remedy it but sometimes our thinking can veer off into worry and all the what if’s, if we don’t catch it and bring it back on track.

Therefore, thinking is a deliberate act.

Thought, the more I think about it the more I feel the unexpected, unexplained thoughts that pop into our head, the ones that are like light bulb moments, the ones that feel more like inspiration and intuition are our heart and soul speaking to us.

Catch these thoughts before the mind gets involved, feel them, listen to them, trust them.

Once the mind gets involved you start to think and find all the problems, the reasons why not.

Yes thinking can be a great ally when we can keep it on track but those random thoughts that pop into your head apparently unbidden are your greatest ally if you will but let yourself listen and understand the beautiful message they bring to you.

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