The ‘RED ROSE’ Trick
If I asked you to try really hard NOT to think about a red rose you would find it difficult because in order NOT to think about it you have to bring it to your mind
– it’s a TRAP..
If I then asked you to think of nothing else BUT the red rose you would find that equally as difficult because your mind would soon wonder to something else – our minds become distracted very easily when we want to hold onto something.
Use this trick in your mindfulness practice..
The more you try NOT to think so many thoughts the more you think them but if you ALLOW yourself to think as many thoughts as you wish and even willingly OBSERVE them coming and going they tend to fade into the background.