“RAIN, RAIN, go away.” The same goes for the pouring down of unproductive thoughts.
“Come again another day.” No, wait! Not if we are still talking about unproductive thoughts. Don’t do that.
It is much easier to say a child’s rhyme than to chase away unwanted thoughts. However, there is a technique to deal with unproductive thoughts. In the Mindfulness practice, there is an acronym, called RAIN, that helps you chase away negative thoughts or ideas. Better put, it reminds us not to identify with or cling to thoughts as they come in like a torrential thunderstorm. In other words, just because you have a thought stream, shower or raging flood, does not mean you are the thought. Just follow me for a moment as I go through what RAIN stands for in this context.
So, “Rain, rain, go away…And don’t even think of coming back another day!”
Originally published on LightWorkers.
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