March 24, 2006

Thoughts Leading To Irrational Behavior

I just read an article about the bird flu panic.  There are a number of people who have brought their thinking to the stage just before hysteria about something that may have the potential of developing into something.  You can read a very informative article about this situation in the latest edition of Ode Magazine, hardcopy or online at http://www.odemagazine.com.

One of the facts revealed is that the United States government is investing $2 billion, yes with a ‘B’ to purchase 20 million doses of Tamiflu in an effort to — well do something.  Here is the problem with that. 

It may seem that they are concerned about us, but it will not be effective against the flu they are worried about.  There is currently NO vaccine that will be effective against the H5N1 virus.  A vaccine can’t be engineered to combat a virus until the virus has mutated into a form that affects humans.

So what is the U.S. Government doing buying all this stuff?  Are the powers that be actually allowing themselves to be sucked into hysteria?  Or is it political?  They may want to appear to be doing something to help the citizens, even though even 100 times the doses will do nothing if a pandemic comes to be.

What I would like to relate to here is the thinking that is behind hysteria.  What is it?  It’s the fear of something built up into a near frenzy in our mind.  It can be based on the fear of anything allowed to expand in the mind.

How often do you allow thoughts to run wild in your mind?  Now they may not get to the point of hysteria, but many let themselves get riled up to the point of panic.  This far too often includes thoughts of fear, doubt and worry that sabotage your best intentions.  They are allowed to build up unchecked to the point where they become the majority party in your group of thoughts every day.

This is what leads each of us to take actions that do not support what we truly want with our life.  We begin to follow the thoughts that are generated by our fears, doubts and worries.

Yes look into the real possibilities that must be considered, but stop allowing your thoughts to be consumed with vague ‘what if’ thinking.  This is not something that reading one book will cure, it takes effort on your part.  You must take command of your thinking throughout the day.  Learn to pay attention to your thinking, know what you are thinking and what are the thoughts supporting.  Are they helping you with what you want or are they based on uncontrolled fear, doubt or worry?

Don’t allow your unwanted thoughts to swell to the point where you are behaving as irrational and destructive as the U.S. Government, spending resources on things that have no real value to your needs.

Growth is an everyday thing,

John
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