Tofino | My thoughts often race out of control - one thought after the other...competing for my attention. Especially when the clock strikes midnight, I'm running a marathon in my head while others are blissfully enjoying that sweet REM. Don't get me wrong, I don't overthink things - I'm a logical person, I think in binary dammit! But the problem is, I don't know which thoughts to keep thinking about and which thoughts to discard. I ask myself the question, is thinking all that important anyway? What is the purpose of thought? Thought doesn't do much for you, does it? It's the action that you take, that sparks the fire that burns the flame. Think about it in ones and zeroes: If Thomas Edison just stayed up all night THINKING about how to create the light bulb, we all may be lighting lanterns still. No, he took steps, and he went through 1000 different iterations before he finally created a commercially working bulb (which two lesser-known inventors sued him and won over a patent later, but let's just forget about that for now so I can make this point).
Every time you catch yourself thinking too much just remember that you may be wasting precious living time that can be used for life. I've studied the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, and his theory on the Power of Now has changed my life. Being PRESENT is without a doubt the greatest way to achieve TOTAL freedom. Of course, I still struggle with being present. I still find myself zoning out here and there. I still have trouble focusing on a single goal. BUT, I have been taking more action. I have been less fixated on the past and the future. I have been more in tune with my thoughts. I started practicing meditation.
Knowledge is not power. APPLICATION of knowledge = power.