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Saturday, May 16, 2015

6 Causes of Diluted Thinking and Tips on Stopping

Ever notice as you grew up that your ability to recall accurately something from your past diminished and along with all the clarity of the thoughts from then and circumstances of the event. Why? 

Well your thoughts dilute over time as well as your recollection of those thoughts. Your valuable mental clarity deteriorates and prevents you from reacting appropriately to situations.

Have to ever realized that your old thoughts have such seductive appeal? Why you keep rethinking them and do not seem to let it go of them? Wonder why you keep going back to them when they are a thing of the past? 

Mind and brain researchers studying thought discovered that 84-92% of the thoughts you think today where the same thoughts you thought yesterday. 

Your accumulated emotional hurts, wounds and triggers have a way of making you feel obsessed with recalling your past thoughts in an attempt know what you really thought at the time, what did happen for sure or thinking your latent thoughts are a template of what to do or not do in the future. Unfortunately gaining clear and accurate recall of your latent thoughts from your past is nearly impossible and extremely frustrating. No one else who was with you during those times, recall your thoughts the same as you do now.

But what happens is you become immersed into what is termed black thinking or delusional thinking. Black thinking is the obsessive thinking over latent thoughts from times gone by. In fact black thinking are thoughts that have been diluted or become unrealistic due to time passing and repetitive recall. Simply all thought dilutes over time. 

Thoughts become distorted, unrealistic, out of context or slanted away from the original true form. Funny though that black thinking seems to now fit your perceptual recall needs about certain situations. This type of thinking can get stuck in your mind and make you obsessively think over the thoughts again and again gaining no closure or resolution. Black thinking can be seductive as well as very destructive in the moment.

What is Black Thinking?

Black thinking is constant attention to a looping negative thought or set of looping of negative thoughts. Black thinking puts in a negative dark place in your mind you don't want to be. Black thinking is the result of becoming obsessively focused on old diluted thoughts that rob your of mental clarity. Simply black thinking is surrendering to ruminating in your head.

The content of these dark thoughts you obsess on originate from false beliefs, old dilutes ideas, doubts, and self-judgments that form from your experiences as well as sabotaging and critical thinking. When you become engrossed in right and wrong with yourself over thoughts, true or not, you tend to take it personally and you treat every statement in your head as a personal affront. Taking your own thoughts personally causes you to be very disappointed in yourself. Therefore you mentally get pulled down into deep black waters in your mind.

How Black Thinking Forms

Ruminating on a negative dark thoughts over and over in your mind actually dilutes the thought until it is a figment of its original meaning and yes, even more intense as it was originally. Much like a record player needle which wears down the grooves of a record. The quality and essence of the song is decreased while the sound becoming more irritating. Unfortunately you don’t stop listen. This process is called diluted thinking. In some circles it is referred to as black thinking.

Diluted Thoughts

You may or may not have heard this type of thinking as “delusional thinking”.  Delusional thinking has a pathological connotation and is seen as crazy. So I have termed this type of thinking as diluted thinking. You have faced diluted thinking before many times in your life but may not have known you were practicing it. The definition of a diluted thought is any thought or set of thoughts have been altered mentally over time. Your recollection is altered and false. Diluted thinking causes your mind to view wrongly, unrealistic, cloudy and chaotic toward yourself.

If left unchecked black thinking can become toxic and can pollute your body, mind and soul. Diluted or black thinking also causes you to ignore what is happening to you and your life in the moment and robs you of life's enjoyments.

6 Tips on Delusional, Diluted or Black Thinking

   1. Anger is a dangerous diluted thought in that it is a wish to 
       harm. A process of exaggerating the bad parts of something 
       or somebody (Root of bitter).

   2. Desirous affection is a diluted thought of becoming attached 
       to something or someone which become so strong and 
       evolves into possession. (jealous, lustful, issues of possession)

   3. Inappropriate attention is a diluted thought of paying too 
       much inappropriate attention to something or someone
       therefore depriving yourself of self-love. 

   4. Exaggerated belief is a diluted thought based on negative
       embedded mind codes formed but distorted over time. 

   5. Fear is a diluted thought from over predicting what might 
       happen in the future.
      (worry, false expectation, exaggerated prediction)

   6. Over-expecting is a diluted thought from over expecting
       for yourself, situations or others.

Can it become addicting?

The diluting of a thought or sets of thoughts that can become addicting. You become addicted by ruminating on a thought or sets of thoughts. The more you obsess by allowing the thoughts to loop over and over again in your head, the more the chance you could become addicted to those thoughts .

3 Signs of Thought Addiction resulting from fixating on a diluted thought can:

1.   Intensify other diluted thoughts to be more destructive.

2.   Intensify the aggressiveness of your inner self talk voice 
      (Inner Critic) to become meaner and more self-critical.

3.   Formation of catastrophic thoughts which has no firm basis,
      standard or evidence and lead you into constant chaos and 

Trauma will intensify the reliving experience of painful recollections.

If you are a survivor of abuse, combat or trauma and suffering from hurtful Post-traumatic Stress, your PTS symptoms will intensify any dilution thoughts that form in your mind  and will be intensified by active PTS symptoms as well as take aim at defeating your core of self.

Take Away

If you are attempting to heal from past experiencing and your thinking has become black and you seem to be fighting yourself. Stop swimming against the current. Stop obsessing on attempting to fix your past and start living in the moment. What happened, happened. There is nothing that will change take.

There is hope. But you have to start now. Make a promise to stop holding onto the past ideas and recollections. They have diluted over time. Start focusing on making a positive life experiences today.

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     Coach Bill                                       


  1. Very useful text. Could be more useful if author sheds more light on the specific ways to overcoming black thinking. Just to say let go of past is a bit too generic I think.

    1. Unknown,

      Thanks for your comment but you have to start somewhere. Letting go of the past is learning to live in the moment. That is all we really have.

      Coach Bill