Moving forward through time is really all we have. Face front; eyes forward. Footsteps in the present to the future beyond.
Many thoughts audition to guide those footsteps. The common, worn and failed ideas of the past need not apply. They are the silt, the sand and the mud to the prospector looking for gold.
Why settle? Because you’re in a hurry, and being at a standstill is no fun?
But going backward even less.
So, don’t blink when your resolve is tested! Don’t settle for fools gold!
Patient perseverance must lay the foundation for a prudent, careful and studied approach that keeps us in control, and prevents errant thoughts from controlling us.
Broken thoughts will run, hide and scatter in the light of discernment -let them go. There’s no need to search them out or hunt them down, but if you dim the light or turn it off they’ll return of their own accord driven by an insatiable greed to enslave your heart and soul.
Don’t be fooled! Don’t nod-off! Keep the shining light on! Always be prepared, because the moment the light dims they’ll skitter back like roaches in the dark to infest, take residence and kick you out of your own house. The thoughts will become the thinker. The tail will wag the dog. They will guide your behavior.
You and I must shepherd them or they will shepherd us. It is up to us, you and I, to provide the knowledge, experience, wisdom and discipline essential for guiding their behavior.
Or we don’t. And someone else does.
Are you the shepherd of your thoughts?