That One Negativity

That One Negativity

I remember Vernon Howard saying that all negative thoughts are connected. That allowing one negative thought opens the door to all of them to rush in and overwhelm us. That is why it is vital to remember this and take the time to get up and close the door.

You will have to work with this on a daily basis, as negativity turns up that often! As the Bible says, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” In other words, don’t borrow trouble. Work on the current negativity.

Most of this is an unconscious rumble. A general feeling of disquietude. A wish to batten down the hatches of your sinking state of mind. Trying to make yourself safe does no good because that is coming from your ego. You just have to watch your thoughts as you say “See next thought.”

This is an exercise given by Vernon. “See next thought.” Yes, just watch your mind, alert to the next negativity that will creep in unnoticed. Watch it. Just watch it. Remembering that your job is to witness what has previously been unnoticed. This is your way out, your safe place in the storm.

Vicki Woodyard

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  1. I love this post, Vicki. Those negative thoughts seem to take on a life of their own. I love Vernon Howard’s “See next thought.” My mantra lately when these thoughts pop up or when someone is being negative is “Rise above it. It is all external and doesn’t matter.” It’s been working!


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