Every morning, potato farmers go into their fields to check for holes in the ground.
Why? If there are holes, it means there are rats. And if there are rats it means the end of the crop. Every hole has to be plugged everyday as the rats don’t give up easily. It’s a challenging routine for the farmers but it saves the produce before it is too late.
Our minds have a similar predicament – the gaps that we allow bring in unwanted and undesirable guests – thoughts that creep in unnoticed. Ill feeling is one. Anxiety is another. Giving substance to unknown fears is a big destroyer and so is suspicion.
So many thoughts filled with negativity, either from past experiences or the fear of what misfortune may befall us in the future or the perceived negativity of others, fill our mind-field, tearing away at the fresh crops of creativity and enthusiasm.
Look out for the holes and plug them before the negative thoughts creep in.
Dismiss negativity before it peeks through holes of doubt, distrust and destructiveness and watch a remarkable transformation in your productivity each day.