Anonymous said: Where do bad thoughts come from? I just started meditating a little over a month ago. I have always been an over-thinker and meditation has helped me become more aware and mindful. However, it really bothers me when I have a negative thought about someone. It is sometimes about the people that I love and these thoughts aren't true and are hurtful. I ask myself why in the world did that thought even come through my mind to begin with. I have a hard time grasping this.
The mind can often be irrational. You don’t have to judge it or fix it. Just notice it. Realize you are capable of having irrational thoughts, but you are also able to choose which thoughts to take seriously and act upon. It’s about noticing with loving-awareness and being empowered to choose sanity.