What to do with 70,000 thoughts per day?
Whoa! If each thought represents an opportunity to Live Yes, that's a lot of opportunity!
Yet, if 70,000 seems like an overwhelming number, reconsider what makes all those thoughts: the rules, assumptions, and core lies. (This is explained in Chapters Five and Six of Living Yes.)
Discover the source of the thoughts by identifying the rules and assumptions that generate them. And as you continue to do the work, narrow it to the tiny band of core lies that generate those rules and assumptions. Use the [Living Yes Workbook](http://www.livingyes.org/bepartofit/lyw/ to deepen your understanding.
In time, as you continue to do the work with humility and gratitude, it will become clear that there are only two thoughts: "no" and "yes."
"Living Yes means being honest about our feelings, our distorted thoughts, and our relationship with Life." (Living Yes, page nine)
Right now, consider these three practices.
Face your fears. Challenge your thoughts. Find the silence. Sometimes Living Yes means we act in the face of fear:
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~Andre Gide
And sometimes change is gradual:
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? Thou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcraft; And wit depends on dilatory time." ~William Shakespeare, Othello II.iii.
But love is always available:
"We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep." ~William James
I wish you courage, clarity, and peace, and I hope Living Yes and the Living Yes Workbook are helping to light your path.
HERE'S MY NEWS:
I recorded an interview about Living Yes on January 11 for "Whole Body Mental Health Radio" with Jose Calderon, MD. It's about fifty minutes long. Promo below.
Download it or listen to it with your browser.
These links are also located on the Living Yes homepage.
love and light!