Time to think…about the shape of your thoughts

“Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is coloured by such impressions.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.


You might call this ‘mindset’ – a habitual or predisposed way of seeing the world: making judgements about people and things without taking the time to question why it is you have come to that judgement. Perhaps the environment you are in has a dominant effect on that mindset – like working in a coal mine and having to adjust your eyes to the bright light of day.


During these challenging times, try something different to see life from a different angle: lie on your sitting room floor and stare up at the ceiling. If you have a garden (firstly, be grateful that you do!), take a chair and sit in a spot you’ve never been seated in before. Make a deliberate effort to break away from the well-worn paths of habit in your mind.