It’s spring which means it’s time to get out into the garden, clean out the weeds, and plant new life. So how about doing the same thing in your mind? Think about the reoccurring thoughts that don’t serve you and compare them to the weeds in your garden. There is no need to analyze why the weeds appear. It is just part of nature, as are the thoughts that resurface in your everyday psyche. Just remove them to make space for new growth.
But that new growth needs to be planted and nurtured in order for it to take root. The mind works with images, not words. You can pile all the words you want into your mind, but it is the images and the feelings that feed and grow new thought processes. So see your obsessive thoughts as weeds. Pull them out and imagine the fresh dark soil turned over and ready to be planted with new ideas. Then give your new way of being an image, a flowering plant, a bush or a tree, depending on how large this idea can grow.
Don’t forget to check in on your new plant. Water it with your emotions. Feed it with fertile thoughts and see it growing, healthy and beautiful. Because that is what you are.