A Penny for Thoughts

What is a thought?… well, Britannica claims that “it is a covert symbolic response to stimuli that is either intrinsic or extrinsic. Thought, or thinking, is considered to mediate between inner activity and external stimuli”. I have always been a firm believer in positivity; believing in the idea of making an effort to find the light in each circumstance despite of the outcome. Upholding a positive attitude is not some walk in the park; on the contrary, it is our daily struggle to master this skill in the midst of our delight or misfortunes. 

When I started adding a time of meditation in my daily routine, I persistently tried to eliminate any emerging distractions. In the attempt to master this skill, I came to realize, by accident, that the first law of thermodynamics entailed a similar message. This law simply states that “energy is not created nor destroyed”, which helped me realize that a thought is simply spirit. The Gospel of John tells us that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This verse additionally addresses the concept of an emerging spiritual presence or force out of nothingness. The second verse of the Book of Genesis reminds us that in the beginning “the earth was formless and empty” (Gen 1:2). A common theme of emptiness arises from all these examples. 

This was an edifying revelation, and as I kept digging for more passages that elaborated on this faith, I came across another excerpt from the Gospel of John which reads as follow, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). I then realized that the answer lied within this ideal of emptiness. A person cannot amplify his consciousness unless he reaches true self-acceptance; by acknowledging his strengths and weaknesses, embedded in that unconditional embrace of self, aimed toward a better human experience. This curiosity led me to understand that our lived experiences are a meditation in itself. 

Oftentimes, we are faced with trials and tribulations; we are constantly pursuing a fleeting notion of happiness through external ambitions in the attempt to entrap it into an eternal state of being in our reality, rather than simply appreciating this timeless moment and connecting with our source. I believe the same applies when dealing with thoughts, they are constantly visiting our mind and we desperately try to block out the thoughts that we are ashamed of, rather than allowing them to simply be. In fact, this act of denial is what affords those negative thoughts or spirits a certain degree of awareness which then, through a cascade of transformative energies, end up being manifested in our reality. I am now convinced that the key to inner peace is to adapt an attitude of an empty observer or to allow things to be as they are rather trying to make sense of out things which are beyond the capacity of my individual mind. 

My sincerest intention of this blog is to inspire anyone who reads it to embrace those quiet times of self-reflection, because it is in those moments, that one is able to witness his potential, his purpose or even find meaning in his life thereby allowing the Divine Spirt to activate the unmanifested. Therefore, it is no coincidence that we are made in the creator’s image; we are indeed spirits residing in an instrument striving to create something out of nothing while tapping into the vast surrounding energy. 

The Marathon Continues…

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