You were born with a very special gift, the gift of thought - able to be aware of your environment and yourself - to feel, sense, imagine and wonder. Your mind is like nothing else with regard to its capacity - with trillions of neurons working to make connections, store information and cross-reference that information quickly and completely. Your mind is what makes you human, but it's also what causes you to worry, to regret, to become fearful and to hold anger.
When we are born, we begin to develop our minds, learning about the world and everything that is encompassed within it. We learn how to speak a language (sometimes several). We learn about science, history, art and culture. We read books, listen to stories, and create our own works of art, whether just for fun or something more. We develop ourselves and our skills. Eventually, we might master a skill set and even become an authority in our field. We discuss and debate philosophical and political views and engage in all manner of sophisticated discussion. We are thinking animals, which has allowed us to not only survive, but to flourish.
Yet, through all of this learning, development and cultivation of the mind, very few of us ever receive guidance in one of the most critical aspects of being human: learning how to USE our minds.
We understand that we HAVE a mind, but how much time does the average person spend considering the most productive ways to use what the mind offers us? Most people have a reactive relationship with their minds. They have thoughts (lots of them) and they react to those thoughts, often as if they are all equally valid. What Thoughtfulness teaches us, is that there are different types of thoughts and that those thought-types arise for a variety of reasons. Some Thoughts have qualities that make them useful to us. Other thoughts are not as useful and can even cause us to suffer - needlessly.
Thoughtfulness takes an objective look at the process of thinking and helps to make the process more efficient and useful by reducing the impact of low-quality thoughts (the ones that don't help us be who we want to be). Unlike other approaches that seek to 'tame' or 'limit' the mind to create a certain effect, Thoughtfulness focuses on freeing the mind, allowing thoughts to flow and using only those thoughts that are most productive.
Thoughtfulness not only helps to bring clarity of thought, it looks at the relationships between thoughts and emotions, helping the person to understand him/herself on a level that is extremely liberating.
Thoughtfulness is not a religious or psychological practice, but it can co-exit with them. Thoughtfulness provides you with the keys to unlocking the true potential of your mind by clearing the way for quality thoughts and emotions. The techniques are surprisingly simple, yet when used as recommended, can have profound effects on a person's life quality.
Thoughtfulness can help reduce the effects of worry, anxiety, and personal suffering. Based in neuro-science research and supported by scientifically proven processes such as neuro-platicity and neurogenesis, Thoughtfulness helps people learn to use their minds in ways they never thought possible, moving beyond typical reaction-based thinking to a more skillful form of thought. Thoughtfulness exists to help people lead more productive, happy lives - right here - right now.
Life doesn't have to be hard or full of suffering. We want to help you celebrate your life - each day - and in every way - the way life should be.