Boston Bovines Hold The Answer For You
Did you know that our brains are full of cow paths? Robert Fritz begins his book _The Path of Least Resistance_, by explaining how streets of Boston were laid out; they do not seem to be result of any planning.
Long, long ago in Boston, grazing and wandering cows walked easiest paths they could find and, with each passing cow, these paths became more clearly defined and easier to follow. These cow paths became ďplanĒ for Bostonís streets.
Fritz says, ďAs a result, city planning in Boston gravitates around mentality of seventeenth century cow.Ē
The thoughts that we have over and over form cow paths in our brains. Each repeated thought makes path more defined and easier. We think about not enough money frequently and not-enough-money path becomes easiest one to follow -- our thoughts just follow same old cow path. Same with thoughts of sickness and irritability and judgment and all breeds and brands of scarcity.
Perhaps your thought planning gravitates around mentality of old twentieth century you.
Once those cow paths get formed, they call to our thoughts, and lead them to places where our dreams canít be seen. Our brains are riddled with deep furrows meandering through hard, caked, crusted dirt. How do we loosen up dirt into pliable, rich, fertile mud? We need to rain on our brain.
Mud, Marvelous Mud
Gratitude is rain that smoothes way for new paths. When storms of gratitude fall upon our brains, dry, stuck paths dissolve leaving mighty, moldable mud of potential. We can form new paths where our thoughts can dance on down new grooves of health, wealth, love, and creativity.
Gratitude and rigidity cannot coexist. Gratitude makes new freeways of thinking gently possible. Have you ever found yourself thinking over and over about something you do not want in your life? Thatís a sure way to get more and more of that something. You probably know that, but all of a sudden you catch yourself having those thoughts - again - of what you most definitely do not want.