Thoughts are like clouds…

Thoughts are like clouds that float by in my mind.

One by one I let them move me to action,

or submerse me deep in pain.

I hold on to them because I believe they define me.

They are me, and I am they.

Thoughts are like clouds that float by in my mind,

Each one tells me a story, reminds me of my history,

or tries to protect me.

When my heart is full, they still carry on, with little concern about their impact.

Anger, annoyance, frustration, anxiety, worry, you name it.

Thoughts are like clouds that float by in my mind.

The sooner I learn to let them go, the sooner they’ll stop hurting me.

I can select the good ones, and let the bad one float.

When I feel mad or sad, I know it was a bad thought I had.

The story they tell is not always true.

Because thoughts are like clouds that float by.

Where they come from, I do not know.

When I let one thought go, a new one will arise.

When I hold on too tightly, I will miss the others passing.

Like clouds, I will let them float,

Stopping only to be observed, but no sooner I will let them go.

With curiosity, I study what they came to teach me.

But now I know, they do not define me.

I am not them, and they are not me.

They are my fears, my hopes, my dreams…

If I am still enough, I can see which ones are good or bad for me.

Thoughts are like clouds, and their only job is to float through my mind…

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Shauna-Kay Cassell

I was born in Jamaica and have been residing in Canada for over 20 years. I graduated with Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Toronto, a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at Seneca College, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of the West Indies, Mona. I've worked for the former Ministry of Children ad Youth Services (now the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services). Now I'm a Court and Client Representative for the Ministry of the Attorney General. In my spare time, I write press releases, blogs, and news articles for different organizations, including my own website. I write about experiences about travelling, social justice issues, relationship and spirituality. Visit me at shaunacassell.ca

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