Index of Thoughts

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Director of Memories

Just a thought that I wanted to share with you and see what you think about it.  Eckhart Tolle writes about memories and how we have the ability to control them.  I really think it is a fascinating look into the way our minds work.

Envision your mind as a video store.  Think about a memory as a movie on a shelf in your "store".  You have the ability to control what movie you choose to watch in your head.  If you don't like what you are watching then just change the channel.

It sounds kind of weird but try it!

Eckart says to experiment with actually pressing the Stop/Pause button, Rewind or Fast Forward button when viewing your memory.  You can actually visualize your memory as a video that you are in control of.

When I tried this with my memories, it was so empowering to me.  You can get so bogged down in memories that I think sometimes they distract you from the present.  Being able to do this video imaging to your memory allows you to give the memory less power to your consciousness or your present self.  I also think that you could even add silly things to some memories to show yourself how they can be distorted.

Ultimately, this tool shows you that YOU are in CONTROL of your own thoughts.  We all have the ability to change them.

Just press the stop button and live in the present moment.  You have the power over your own mind.  How cool is that?



  1. I was just talking to someone about this yesterday. You can choose how you frame your memories and thoughts surrounding someone.

  2. I agree - consciously putting a "STOP" to the images that replay and are so stinking invasive is very effective. Although, this did conjure up some memories of "1984" or "Brave New World" - or some book that a "Big Brother" type entity was changing the course of history by re-writing previous facts to change people's perceptions. Okay - I'm climbing back out of my rabbit hole now :-) Great post!

    1. I seriously think that you should be a Mom comedian! You crack me up.


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