Controlling thoughts

⁃ Dzakyem (Video) https://twitter.com/dzakyem/status/1412073440165732358

Shannon], you spoke about everything starting with thoughts. I agree. But you also spoke about controlling thougts. This is possibly dangerous for many people because I have the inpression we already tend to try and control too much.

Sometimes we should just channel our energy and thoughts. Indeed if we control our thoughts too much, we may stop feeling what we feel. And this is certainly a bad thing. I rather advocate we stay in touch with what we feel.

Thougts control tends to make us unhappy because we accumulate unlived feelings, as it were.

⁃ Mark Rahaman

“I believe there is definitely some truth in what you are saying, although I would say i like to guide my emotional states. Meaning I don’t linger for too long within a state that doesn’t support me. What’s your thoughts?”

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⁃ Dzakyem

I certainly agree to say that some energy, a certain dynamism is important to get your body going. But don’t we try to be too dynamic?

There are some moments of lingering which can bring fruitful results. Transitions are possible and sometimes even necessary. We may hate these transitional moments, because we’re not inmediately productive. But where does this imperious urge come from: Be productive, efficient, always and everywhere! How has this general doctrine come to subdue our brains?

Undeniably, guiding oneself, moving is good. Controlling shouldn’t mean pushing too much, but who knows what “too much” means.

Let’s say that using too much willpower and forcing things to happen can be counterproductive. It’s important to find the right balance, a golden middle way in the way we lead our life. On some occasions, if we shut up, or stop trying to act when it’s not the right moment, the dicussion, the situation or the problem do happen to solve themselves on their own, naturally, organically as it were!

I’ve heard about a new way of training cycling champions. As a coach you will certainly be interested in that, and you will very probably have heard about it. It consists in paying attention to your feelings, your mood to decide on the right moment start to train. If you feel like training your exertion will pay off, instead of doing things at a certain precise regularly planned moment. That method advocates waiting until you feel this urge to train and then, they say, you eill train more efficiently.

I don’t know if this procedure bases on any study but there was a program on TV presenting it some years ago. Although it looked quite surprising, it also seemed to make sense to pay attention to what we feel instead of only trying to force ourselves!

On reflection, however, this means forgetting the chaotic side of human nature, which sometimes prone to folly and drama, and is suddenly attracted by trying out something else, even unreasonable undertakings, just for the sake of feeling alive and free!…

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