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Gratitude for Negative Minds? How on Earth!?

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

I had a second go at promoting at Kebab Masters and it was nowhere near like the first time. A few people actually took flyers this time (before no-one did) - it seemed my mind was blocking people much less. After I had finished I noticed some kind of imagined argument coming up. I practiced being grateful for that mind. I had read this in a poem, in the very last line:

It felt unusual at first, until I finally got it. By inclining my mind in that way, to actually be grateful for a negative mind, I gained deep insight into that mind. It was quite a profound experience - my resentment turned to interest. And the mind wasn't beaten. It was obliterated. This was on Monday 29 May and as at Friday, I am still feeling the change continuing to evolve. Last night I had a lucid dream where I reflected on a traumatic lucid dream from 1996 - by re-experiencing something similar - and discarded it while still dreaming.

Surreal volcano landscape
Self reflection can be like climbing up and looking down a volcano - you can see where all the negative stuff is coming from. Generated by Canva Text to Image

The ability to overcome deep negative minds in this way is only possible when you have a method to do so. Believe me, I had deliberately been reflecting on and attempting to get rid of this dream from 1996, similar dreams and their resulting triggered anxiety disorder for 20 years. With this meditation I have been making solid progress and continue to do so. Give it a go, give it time, give it grateful sincerity and you can't lose! 😃 After all, what is life all about if you can't enjoy it?

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David Clouston
David Clouston
Jun 05, 2023

This is great Chris. You ar being grateful for a negative mind. This is huge progress. I'm only now starting to do this 👍


Gab Adam
Gab Adam
Jun 03, 2023

I love this poem! Thank you for your insight :)

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