Sometimes you may find your thinking stuck in a loop, replaying a conversation in your mind, wondering if you could have responded better by saying this or that... Or it could be an idea that you keep rehashing trying to figure out all the different ways it could work out. Like a gerbil on a wheel, the mind keeps spinning--ruminating on it.
Cows are good at rumination. That's how they are made. A cow has four stomach compartments and can store food, so it can naturally return later to chew on it again (chewing the cud). This is what happens, figuratively speaking, when we keep going back and chewing on, or wrestling with an unhealed issue. It can be about a person (or yourself), focusing on what they did wrong, rather than the all the things they have and do right a large percentage of the time.
Constructive thinking is helpful, but when it becomes extreme, it can be hard to listen for answers because our thoughts are spinning around in rumination. This blocks the flow of pure intuition (angel messages) that pass from God to us 24/7.
Psalm 46:10 offers a solution. "Be still, and know that I am God." When we take a moment to turn our whole heart to God, we gain a loving sense of the Infinite. Divine Mind is always peaceful and has the inspiration we need in each moment. A little willingness to allow the divine to guide us will help to interrupt the cycle of rumination. And, with God, we can trust that the answers will benefit not only us, but others in our dilemma as well. As a result, we will find ourselves thinking more clearly with a new perspective and most of all, peace of Mind.
Peace and joyful blessings,