Try This Spiritual Exercise!
Counteract Negative Thoughts
To help you counteract negative thoughts during moments of crisis, try this idea suggested by an ECK youth. Make an “ECK box.” Cut out about twenty-four small pieces of paper; on each paper write a different ECK principle, loving thought, or lighthearted idea.
Some examples are:
“Soul doesn’t have a shadow.”
“I love you.”
“Let the Master guide you.”
“Don’t let the Kal, the negative power, interfere with your life.”
Whenever you feel mad or sad, pull out a piece of paper and read it aloud.
These small reminders from the ECK will help chase negative thoughts away. They can lighten up the darker attitudes that slip into our consciousness now and then.
—Adapted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK