The Discipline of Thinking About Our Thoughts

wisdom thinking manThis passage came up in our small group this week.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)

I’ve read it many times, but somehow that last sentence slipped past  me. I was struck by the notion that capturing my thoughts might be one way of bringing peace into my daily life.

It’s been on my mind a lot this week, a good deal more than usual. What do I think about? Will I practice and refine the discipline of thinking about my thoughts?

I’ve reached one conclusion…it’s difficult, much more difficult than I realized.

Seems so simple. Think about good stuff, and my life will become more peaceful. Who wouldn’t want that?

I do. But I’m clearly going to have to begin with baby steps. Maybe I can capture one crummy thought, turn it to something excellent, and find a bit of peace.

Hey, it’s a start. Wanna join me?

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