If you’re tired physically, it’s hard to think clearly but being plagued by the same negative thoughts is even more depleting. And so it becomes a vicious circle. Our negative thoughts, if they create anything at all and are not just a rehashing of old stuff, create more fear. They are extremely draining in this way. How can we wake up fresh in the morning to face a new day when the same miserable thoughts start automatically repeating themselves?
These thoughts deplete the body by producing chemicals and hormones that weaken the physiology. Worrisome thoughts about our survival, the state of the world, how people behaved towards us, how we behaved back, swirl around automatically unless we find a way to rise above them. This is where spiritual techniques come to the rescue.
Getting in touch with our Soul rather than constantly being churned by the mind is the way out of all of this. It is refreshing to watch the thoughts and not be emotionally affected by their ups and downs. Peaceful contemplation or meditation is one of the many methods to control the tsunami of negativity and fear. As we experience ourselves as the Eternal Observer, we can weed out the thoughts that don’t support us and cultivate the ones that do. In this way we can change the ratio of negative to positive thought patterns.