COLUMN: Dont let your thoughts make you loose focus

2016-02-04 06:00
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Negative thoughts come like a thief at night

I made the mistake of dropping my guard. The guard I’m talking about is not at boom gates. It is up there in my mind; my gatekeeper against negative thoughts that come like a thief at night.

And yes, I must confess, I felt terrible. Maybe I should elaborate. I felt lonely like everything is against me. And even the “Person” I trusted was against me. And why should I trust Him anymore?

That is how I felt. It was terrible! Yes, that is my confession to you. I mean, let’s face it, I’m a student of Truth. I don’t know everything. Anyone who reckons he knows everything is deluding himself.

Even Madiba said it. He said he was not a saint although people tried to make him one. The trouble with people is that when they see you do something grand they reckon you are something special.

You are not. You are as human as they come. You make your own mistakes. And you have to deal with them. How do you deal with them, that is the question? Some drown them.

I used to drown mine too although I did not look at it that way. I used to reckon I was being cool. And young. But young people are full of stress. They are worse. They are alone and suddenly grown up.

And there they are in this big wide world. What to do about it? Who is there to talk about it? No one. Everyone seems to be doing something stupid and silly. So they join. And ruin their lives.

But they don’t think they are because no sane person can confess they are. They all reckon they are being cool and grown up. And you know what? When they are sloshed they become promiscuous.

Another escape route from stress. But they don’t look at it that way.

They reckon they are being cool and grown up. Well, to tell the truth I don’t do these things anyone. For me, they are not cool.

They kind of like destroy your being. They pile so many burdens on your shoulders. You may think they aren’t, but they are. You wait and see. And you will see. Time is longer than rope.

So which way to go when your guard is down? I wish I could say I don’t know. After all I am a student of Truth. But I know one thing. Never you reject you know who. And never you blame.

But recognize your mistakes. And be grateful you did. For it will be difficult to make one after that. You will be obedient. And you will know it is not your way. If it is not your way, whose way should it be? Stay positive.

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