Sunday, April 07, 2013


"Bluebird in theBreeze", oil.
by Elizabeth Blaylock
Many people make a habit of weighing themselves each day, but I wonder if we shouldn’t weigh our thoughts as well. After all, thoughts are the things that have power over our lives, and wouldn’t it be helpful to have some knowledge of which thoughts weighed so much that they could bully and browbeat us, and which were as weightless as the wind? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that a thought was so insubstantial that it was as harmless as a passing puff of spring air? Some thoughts can create a great weight in our lives, almost like a load we carry and call our own, and “weighing” those thoughts – seeing just how much influence they wield with us – can alert us to their power and cause us to carefully set them down and step away forever.
I can picture myself in the morning, making the time to weigh a few thoughts, then setting the heavy ones in the wastebasket and watching the light ones waft around me and drift off while others float up from far away.     

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