We have the ability to think of many things at once. The thoughts are likely a combination of thoughts from the past, present and future. Depending on the intensity of the emotion attached to the thought, it can crowd our present in such a way as to make us miserable and ineffective. In order to shift the energy, almost any action will do. By engaging in an activity that gets us totally involved, the offending thoughts dissipate and are forgotten.
This morning for me is a good example. Scary thoughts about transitioning our business and the impact on our clients, troubling thoughts about the water pump that is not working properly and thoughts about the yard work that needs to be done are all crowding my brain causing stress and worry. By trouble shooting the pump I can take action which will get my brain involved in finding a solution. There will be no space for the other thoughts and I will feel better. Alternatively, I can go to the community centre to play Pickle ball, an even better action. [Russell]