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Old 02-21-2016, 03:39 AM   #1
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Default Open Mind/Unmade Mind

Keep an unmade mind instead of a mind made up.

- Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book

So often, I find myself thinking of the worst scenario. I keep expecting the same thing to happen over and over again, and yet I know that with my God, things can be different this time.

When my son is in recovery, I often think this time he's finally got it, only to have him relapse again. I was projecting into the future and putting my hopes and dreams on him.

What we put out, we get back. If I think negative, I attract it. If I think the worst will happen, then there is a good chance it will.

I love the phrase "keep an unmade mind." I use to think of my mind unmade all the time, and thought of it cluttered and chaotic instead of a good thing. Like putting it on the shelf because some day I may need it. There was a lot of stuff on that shelf, because I didn't like dusting. Now I have learned to clean up my thoughts, and every once in a while I throw an idea away or I bring it into my life as part of my daily living.

It is like trying to find something you have misplaced and you search the whole house and can't find it. When I stop, say a prayer, ask for help, and follow my actions, I am generally led to where it is. Often, it is right near me, and I have stopped beside it not knowing or I get up and walk right to it, having been given the thought by my HP. It is unknown until such a time as I take the time to turn it over to my HP. If he leads me to it, He will see me through it. I just have to open my mind to His will and listen for His voice, instead of my own.
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I forgot about the thought of an unmade mind. It conjures up some food for thought. When I picture my unmade bed and then compare it to my mind, it doesn't leave a very good thought. Being organized and disciplined are not my strong points.


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