“But most of the time, I don’t think about what I am thinking about,” Nathan defended.
“You are right,” I responded. “Most people are not aware of their thoughts. Most people are unconscious.” Nathan was with me so far.
“Nathan, have you ever noticed people talking around the water cooler?”
“Well, yeah. It’s a popular gathering place.”
“And what do they talk about, around the water cooler?”
Nathan was quick to reply, “Oh, boy, usually it’s the juicy stuff. Fastest grapevine in the west.”
“Positive stuff, or negative stuff?” I asked.
Nathan chuckled, “Oh, negative, for sure.”
“It’s negative and it’s unconscious,” I explained. “People don’t do it on purpose, negative talk is unconscious. That is why it is so important to become conscious about your thoughts. Positive thoughts require conscious thought.
“It’s time for you to start thinking on purpose.”