I often hear clients tell me they wish they could control their thoughts. Controlling your thoughts is like controlling the rain. Rain happens when it happens and all you can do is bring an umbrella. But you don’t walk around with your umbrella every second of everyday. And sometimes when it rains, it is exciting because it means there is a rainbow.
Negative thoughts do not have to be bad. They are just thoughts that come up and does not mean the thought is the truth. A thought is like a rain cloud, you don’t know what it will do. It may rain (be negative) or it may not (it could lead to a pleasant thought). Thoughts are like controlling the rain- you can’t! If it does, or you have a thought, you just let it happen, and when it stops you keep going and head towards the rainbow!