The Importance of Being Open to New Thoughts
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "Change your thoughts, change your life."
It's also the title of an excellent book by Dr. Wayne Dyer.
That saying is true, and so is the inverse: If you don't change your thoughts, you won't change your life.
Sheila was talking with us about this in last night's Master Lecture and shared some powerful insights about how this even applies to our positive thoughts!
Our thoughts can be very optimistic, productive, and well-organized, but if we don't keep them open to change, then we'll keep getting the same results over and over.
It's an unexpected way of getting stuck. Being stuck in good things is still stuck, which is undesirable if we want to grow.
As Sheila pointed out, some of the exercises we do in this training help us open our mind to new thoughts. We might spend 7 days or 28 days focused on a new thought, word, or action; by doing so we retrain our minds to let new thoughts in.
While this might not seem like a very spiritual part of a spiritual training, it indirectly is because almost everything that comes from Spirit is a new thought, and if we're not in the habit of embracing new thoughts, we might miss important spiritual insights.