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    On Jan 20, 2015 Heidi wrote:

    To me, this is about choosing our thoughts, being intentional about how we spend our "brain time." It means having a little discipline in terms of where we direct our thoughts.  I am not my thoughts; thoughts are just random bits of information streaming across my consciousness like the rolling scores of other games running across the bottom of the TV screen during a football game.  I can choose to focus on them or let them keep rolling by.  I am the awareness of those thoughts, and I can choose where to focus my awareness. But consciously making choices in the moment of the thought about what we must give up to attend to them is something I must seek to cultivate in my life - a concept which this article has helped me grasp in a more practical way.  


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