Who is minding the mind?

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Who is minding the mind?
Our minds have a mind of their own at times. It is only when we become aware of our thinking that we are able to adjust where they go. We can never stop them, our thoughts are our constant companion.
We spin thoughts like yarn without even questioning them; do we know the thought we are thinking to be true? Is that particular thought ABSOLUTELY true? Byron Katie coined that phrase, and it really is a great question to ask ourselves when we are struggling with becoming a slave to the thought or if we are the master of our thinking.
We trust our thoughts most of the time, or we allow our thoughts to tell us stories that might not be true. The problem can arise if we believe all of them, and this can cause us to be a slave and suffer much stress and rob us of the present moment and sometimes our sense of self.
Your mind is powerful. When you invest your time and energy in asking inquiring questions about your thoughts, then they are the seeds that will start to grow and give you the life you want.
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
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I am poetically clear about my beliefs which are subject to change as I change and gain more insight. Simply put; I AM and with that I have FAITH in; Myself.

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