While the debate over whether separating laundry into lights and darks is worth doing continues to rage, I thought I would send along the meme, above.
Because while I have no strong stance on separating physical laundry into lights and darks (I happen to do it—but you do you) I agree that sorting our thoughts into lights and darks is worth doing.
I think this concept is one that makes the idea of noticing our thoughts (IOW, meditating) both funny and accessible.
“But I can’t meditate,” I hear a lot. “I can’t stop my thoughts.”
Because meditation is not about stopping your thoughts. It’s about noticing them.
And (ultimately) noticing you are not your thoughts.
In fact, your thoughts are formed from a heady mix of your patterning, your history, your experiences…
You, in fact, are something quite different—and magnificent.
So, the next time you find yourself facing down a laundry basket of ruined thoughts, check to see if one, stray negative thought is the culprit.
Then toss that sucker out and re-wash the load.
For more on the value of noticing—and sorting—your thoughts, look at “4 Shades of Grey: Pain vs. Sensation Desire vs. Craving”