Be aware that whenever we use the phrase “I thought . . .” it’s usually because of a negative event which has emerged because we were not properly mindful. For example – I thought the light was green. I thought it wouldn’t happen. I thought it would be all right. I thought no one would know. I thought it was safe. There’s another issue with the phrase “I thought” and it is this: we often use it as an excuse to evade responsibility for our actions. It is highly advisable and skillful to be extraordinarily mindful so that occasions never arise when we resort to the phrase “I thought.”
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