“Let that sink in!”
That’s what I heard one gentleman say to another as they passed by me this morning on my walk. And while I have no idea what they were talking about, this comment tends to annoy me.
It’s something that I’ve seen on social media posts, and it generally involves someone’s illogical twist of facts with the intent to illicit fear and shock.
Maybe it’s my rebel tendency (actually, for sure it is), but my first thought is always… “I’m the boss of my brain, so I’m gonna pass on your scary thoughts. Thank you very much!”
As the gatekeeper of my brain, I am very selective about what thoughts I will allow to stick around, especially in regard to what I will allow to “sink in”.
I mean, it’s perfectly natural for all kinds of thoughts to dart in and out of our brain at any given moment – the good, the bad, and the ugly – but when we give our subconscious mind the direct order to “let that sink in”, it pays attention!
Now, I love to play with new thoughts and ideas, and I enjoying hearing fresh perspectives from folks who I know and trust.
But the kind of thoughts that provoke fear, anger, resentment, suspicion, or doubt? It’s a hard “no” from me. I have enough of these thoughts of my own to contend with!
But this did get me thinking about the idea of “Let that sink in!”, and how we might use it to our advantage.
What if we intentionally used this gem every time we notice ourselves having a thought that sparks inspiration, gratitude, love, or belief?
You know, thoughts like:
- I have the power to accomplish incredible things today.
- I am healthy and filled with unstoppable energy.
- I have unlimited potential.
- My work makes a difference in the world.
- I am so very blessed!
I’ve been trying it. When I remember, I add “Now, let that sink in!” and let it do just that. It’s like giving instructions to my subconscious brain, who listens to me without question.
What a great way to intentionally anchor in those thoughts that serve us, right?
I want to invite you to borrow this idea and give it a try.
YOU CAN DO IT!
(Let that sink in!)