We have all been there. You're walking down the street, and you see a dog. It's got a leash, but it's not attached to anyone. You think, "I wonder if that dog is lost?" Then, you start thinking about what would happen if you took the dog home with you.
You start imagining your new best friend running around in your backyard or how much fun it would be to take him for walks every day. But then you start picturing him in his kennel at night—maybe he even has his own bed—and he looks so sad! And then, just when you're starting to feel guilty about wanting this poor little pup as your own, suddenly, the owner turns up! They've been looking everywhere for their dog! They ask if they can take him back right away, and now he's back with them where he belongs…
All because of one thought: "I wonder if that dog is lost?"
We don't mean to scare anyone here—this is just an example of how powerful our thoughts can be in our lives and actions. We all do it; we all wonder about things that haven't happened yet or happened long ago. But when we let ourselves be pulled into these thoughts too far, we can create a future that follows the same course as our worst-case scenario.
So what's the solution?
We must learn to control our thoughts instead of letting them control us. And we have to learn how to control our actions to align with our intentions and goals.
So when you find yourself getting stuck in your head and wondering about things like this, try to remember that it's okay! Just focus on where you are right now: in your room, sitting at your desk with your laptop open in front of you. Breathe deeply and concentrate on those breaths until they become more natural again.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!