Daily Archives: May 5, 2013

Thought Generator

This post suggests a new way to think about yourself.

According to science, our thoughts are the result of chemical reactions in our brains, mediated via cells called neurons and the connections between them.

I advocate that everyone get to know this complex physical system. I call it a “thought generator”.

When you wake up tomorrow, try to understand what your thought generator is doing. Try to “watch” the thoughts as they roll through your consciousness. Are these thoughts positive or negative? Confident or afraid? Social or anti-social?

“Watching” your thought generator at work is one way to become more aware of what you are as a person: a complicated amalgam of conscious and unconscious actions that define your life experience. The value of this exercise is realizing there is a lot of “you” that you don’t control, but you can try to watch and learn from this complicated “you”. This exercise will bring you closer to the spiritual journey that is your life.