60,000 thoughts per day

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How many thoughts per day does the average person have?

50,000-70,000, which is approximately around 60,000 per day. When we have between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day, this means between 35 and 48 thoughts per minute per person. The steady flow of thinking is a thick filter between our thoughts and feelings, our head and heart.

Amazingly, you had the same approximately 60,000 thoughts yesterday and the same one we had the day before. These thoughts become a steady flow of thinking, which turns out to be a thick filter between our thoughts and feelings, our head and heart. They repeatedly influence your ways of being, understanding, and interpreting/translating reality. They shade your ways of responding to certain stimuli.

These thoughts flow based on a set of core beliefs acquired throughout your life. Incredibly those thoughts flow from particular beliefs that automatically give a good reason for “who you are, who are others, the surroundings, where is your place in the relationship and in the world.”

“I can’t do anything right” “I’m inferior to others. I’m not as intelligent or capable as they are” “The world is dangerous. I’m not safe,” “Love hurts, protect yourself,” “When a problem arises, don’t look, don’t feel, run away,” “Winning is what counts,” “People won’t see me if I’m wearing this brand of clothes/bag” “I have no power” “Nobody loves me. I’m worthless. Nobody wants me” “Nobody can be trusted. You can’t trust anyone.”

Probably you can expect what kind of thoughts will flow from one of the beliefs above. Think about this: if you believe that “the world is dangerous and you are not safe,” what kind of thoughts will flow from that belief? What kind of feelings will you have when you meet with people? How is your body’s reaction when someone comes to you?

Again you have approximately 60,000 thoughts every day. So you probably need to learn your thoughts’ pattern, which leads you to understand more where those thoughts came from.

That is why you need a well-trained, professional therapist that can assist you in identifying your core belief system. In the therapy process, you and your therapist will examine your thoughts. You learn to sort out, categorize, and develop more alternative thoughts. The therapeutic activities alter specific targeted beliefs system. In the process, you will grow and be transformed. You will be better and healthier than who you want to be. You go in the direction of your inner calling.

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