'Thought creates our world and then says ... "I didn't do it." ' David Bohm
How is it that one moment - we can love our work, our home life, our relationships with others, enjoying a creative life, hopeful of more of the same - and in the very next moment, these good feelings can tail off, leaving us experiencing boredom, frustration, worry, anger, lack of focus and fearing the worst?
Most of us would directly attribute how we feel, and therefore how we're able to think and perform - to our circumstances.
That after all sounds very reasonable.
But we know that any one situation, to a greater or lesser degree, is experienced differently by the people involved.
As human beings, we like to think that we can make meaning of every experience. And yet, the more profound truth is that our thinking is always creating our experience, moment to moment. Simply put - we experience our thinking; and so accompanying each fresh thought is a new experience.
Each of us lives in a world of (our) thought, from which all our experience is created. What we see 'out there' in the world, is simply a reflection of our innermost, often hidden thoughts. Thoughts follow thoughts. And with each thought, comes changing feelings and experience.
The way we're designed means this happens only one way, from the inside out. However it seems, it's our personal thoughts that determine feelings; not the other way around!
Knowing this enables us to be resilient through the inevitable ups and downs of life. With resilience, the quality of our thinking increases, we ask different questions; we look in a different direction, and with that comes an ability to not only survive, but to have hope, and to thrive!
The relevance of this for individuals, families, communities, organisations, and business is massive, as it enables us to effortlessly increase listening and communication skills, teamwork, collaboration, creativity, innovation, efficiency, and competitive edge while also releasing our innate compassion.
Understanding the nature of thought expands your capacity to be yourself, and therefore to enjoy healthy, caring relationships not only at work but also in your personal life.