Think about the times when you find yourself just sitting – with nothing you have to do.
We all have them…maybe it’s driving somewhere, sitting in a work meeting, at church, or just standing in line somewhere…
…those moments when it seems like there’s nothing to do.
It’s really easy to default to smart phones or radio for distraction – or just get lost in random thought.
But there’s a way to do a lot of good in those ‘down’ times!
And for me, it’s one of the most exciting topics – because of its mysterious nature, and it’s immense power.
We can THINK.
How often do you consider your thoughts toward others as selfless service?
When we think thoughts of love toward others it literally blesses their life.
This is probably the most overlooked, or possibly never even thought of, ways we can serve other people.
When it’s not being overlooked, its most often called prayer – and many believe in its power…for good reason.
Here’s the reality that is hard to see: Thoughts are things.
Thoughts are literal, physical energy.
This has been proven scientifically – our minds are all connected.
Read any book on quantum physics – or read Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.
The studies are conclusive that our minds are connected.
What we think has literal effect on everything and everyone around us.
When you think the words “I love you” toward a person, you are transmitting loving energy to them which they cannot possibly refuse or reject!
They may not consciously feel it – but it can actually help them start feeling better.
Whether they feel it or not, this positive vibration of energy radiating outward from you, and touching them, blesses their life in some way.
You may never know how, and they may never know how.
This is anonymous selfless service in action and you can do it any time, anywhere, in any condition you are in.
You can be alone, or in a crowded room.
Thoughts about someone on the other side of the world, instantaneously affect that person.
I know it sounds crazy, but there are dozens upon dozens of studies proving the connected nature of thought and human consciousness.
Here’s a list of just ten of them written about and linked to on the Collective Evolution blog.
Reading these types of fascinating studies will re-shape the way you think about your thoughts.
Here’s a main point cited in one of them:
“Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine.”
“Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter.”
“Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial – mental and spiritual.”” (R.C. Henry, “The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005)
As you become more aware of the reality that we are all connected – you become more capable of choosing to do good with your thoughts.
Without realizing how powerful they are – we easily forget to enlist this hidden army within each of us, that is always ready – standing at attention – just waiting for the command to go forth and do good.
By thinking thoughts of love toward others, we spread positive energy and make a positive impact on the world.
And not surprisingly, this rebounds back to us – we cannot escape the positive effect it has in our own life.
One habit I’ve somehow gotten into is to consciously use thoughts to serve others when sitting in meetings.
For example, at church each week, I started just looking around the room at different people, and thinking, “I love you _______.” (inserting their name).
For some people I notice it’s a challenge at first…that pesky judge in my mind doesn’t want anything to do with loving certain people 😉
We all have those people that are harder for us to love for some reason.
When that happens I decide to spend more time thinking lovingly toward that person.
I work to think about their positive qualities and thank them for them. Then I notice my pride wall breaking down and I realize I can say “I love you” and genuinely feel it.
Sometimes this is really emotional…as I ask them (in my thoughts) to forgive me for my judgment.
I may end up sending loving thought to dozens of people this way.
The practice is quite healing.
And the result is I always feel better.
Often I feel amazingly better.
But most important – I know I have contributed to other’s lives in a meaningful way – just sitting in my chair.
It feels good to feel of value to others.
Most people don’t realize how impactful and valuable their loving thoughts toward others really are.
If you doubt this – read some of the articles I referenced earlier.
This is not fantasy land – your thoughts are things.
As long as you can think a thought of love – you can serve and bless someone’s life.
One challenge is we can’t see the effect of loving thought.
Just do it! And enjoy the amazing feeling of love flowing through you and out to others.
When all you can use to serve is your mind…USE IT!
I’m certain you’ll love how much this will help you Make Today Amazing!