I am a great worrier... a great fretter.
But with practice, thru prayer, or meditation or meditative prayer we can catch those thoughts
and convince ourselves in a way to think differently.
I find the need for this in the middle of the night most.
I talk to myself.
I have to take my focus from one thought pattern and
steer it in a different direction....and put the focus somewhere else.
The first thing tho...is catching yourself. Some would call it mindfulness.
You be the boss of what you are thinking about.
“But it was in this moment, lying in bed late at night, that I first realized that the voice in my head—the running commentary that had dominated my field of consciousness since I could remember—was kind of an a**hole.”
~Dan Harris, 10% Happier
God is our true Friend, who always gives us the counsel and comfort we need. Our danger lies in resisting Him; so it is essential that we acquire the habit of hearkening to His voice, or keeping silence within, and listening so as to lose nothing of what He says to us. We know well enough how to keep outward silence, and to hush our spoken words, but we know little of interior silence. It consists in hushing our idle, restless, wandering imagination, in quieting the promptings of our worldly minds, and in suppressing the crowd of unprofitable thoughts which excite and disturb the soul.
... François Fénelon
Like a Boss
Carol Sue is recovering and working so hard with all of her therapies. (is that a word?)
She is breathing on her own and eating and drinking!
It has been one month today since her car accident. What a month for her and her family.
I'm sure the worst in her life.
She is alive and going to recover!
Thank you for praying.