I have a bunch of problems. As I publicly admit frequently.
The thing I fear most in my life is that I’ll always have the same problems. A pastor I know once said, “I don’t care if you have problems, as long as they’re not the same problems every week.” That’s stuck with me over the years.
I have two chronic problems. One is my mouth. I talk and talk and talk, and much of what I say isn’t edifying to anyone. The other is my mind. I think and think and think and much of what I think isn’t edifying and, to be honest, doesn’t help me progress relationally, personally, professionally.
So, tonight I picked up a book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. My friend gave me a smaller version a while back, and much of what I read, when applied, really helped me. Of course, it’s easier to keep repeating the same familiar patterns rather than changing them.
But not changing my insane patterns is effecting me negatively.
On my way home, I listened to a seminar by the author, and it got me thinking in a good way.
Tonight, I start reading The Power of Now and know that my future is, quite literally, in my hands, dependent on my taking dominion over my thought pattterns. Hmm…I read that somewhere. I think it was in the Bible 😉