Train of Thought

Right now, it is easy to get caught up on many worried thoughts about our health, our jobs, and the impact of the pandemic on our many plans. But sometimes we get caught up in those thoughts and they take us to places we do not need to go. We can liken this to the experience of standing on a train planform. Standing on the station platform, sometimes we are advised to stand back as an express train will be passing through at speed. We hear and feel it approaching, thundering through as it buffets us with a strong blast of wind. We don’t attempt to jump on the express train and let it take us to destinations we don’t want to go to. In the same way, we can learn to notice the thoughts and feelings coming, and instead of jumping on that thought train, we can learn to stand on the platform, let it pass, and wait for the right train that will take us to where we want to go.