I remember going to meet someone for the first time, and when I did, my first impression was not favorable. I had no reason to feel this way. Fortunately, I was able to catch that and literally disclaim that thought as my own. This helped establish this working relationship on a good basis and we had a very productive experience together. I was able to catch the thought of incompatibility right away, and replaced it with the idea that all God's ideas move together harmoniously.
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes,
Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously.
This in itself was pretty mind-blowing to me! We have the ability to discern what is an original thought and what isn't - and then to reject the stereotyped/fraudulent thought right out of consciousness!Determining what is original thought and what isn't is important to our happiness and well-being. Original thought comes in the form of inspiration and even revelation. Being able to detect the origins of our thoughts helps to protect us from contagion, fear and group-think. It fine-tunes our ability to listen to innovative solutions. Original thought is refreshing.
Ideas that feel tiresome, repetitive, induce fear, envy or doubt are not original, - they do not stem from the Origin or Principle of life, God. Ideas that cause you to grow, to see things in a new way, that surprise, delight, anad inspire are.It's a discipline worth knowing!
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