February 8, 2017
Some thoughts from Richard Rohr:
We have to practice un-possessing, letting go, detaching from our thoughts and feelings, or they own us. With every idea or image that comes into our head, we have the opportunity to say, “No, I’m not that; I don’t need that; that’s not me.”
I often hear, “I can’t help what I think or feel.” True, but when thoughts own us we need to remember that we do have power to overcome them. With God’s help, our thoughts can be transformed.
Richard Rohr went on to say “be amiable with your thoughts.” In other words, it is ok to have thoughts, just don’t fall prey to them. Good reminder!