My sister recently pointed out something to me. Since I was a child, I have had distaste for onions, I have spent many, many years eating around them or picking them out of my dinner and pushing them to the side of the plate. She asked me, “how do you know you still don’t like them, have you tried them lately?” It was kind of an eye opener about being stuck, hanging on, and defending my perceptions. I don’t know. I am sure the only way I will know is to try an onion and see what I think. Is there something going on for you now, a belief you are strongly defending? How do you know if it’s true or you are just reinforcing a habit, clinging to an old pattern that may not serve you today?
I leave you with this quote…
“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”