Updated: Feb 10
You are not your thoughts.
Thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.
Just think about it; every single day we worry about things that are never going to happen. We get preoccupied with what other people are thinking, without any foundation at all. We doubt ourselves when rationally we know how capable we are. We focus on negativities without meaning to. Our thoughts are not always based on reality.
There's a very good reason for this; our subconscious is always trying to protect us, that's it's job. That doesn't mean it always does it's job perfectly though. When you think about it, it's only natural that we focus on the things we don't want to happen, worrying endlessly about how we'll react if that thing DOES happen... keeping our minds very focused on the very thing we'd prefer not to be thinking about!
Maybe you often find yourself thinking more about what you DON'T have, rather than focusing on all the blessings and positives in your life...
Perhaps your thoughts dwell on what you perceive to be your short comings, comparing yourself unfavourably to others, instead of using positive, internal language to boost your esteem...
Just because a thought enters your mind, doesn't mean you have to dwell on it. If you had £86,400 and someone stole £10, would you just hand over the remaining £86,390?
Well you have 86,400 seconds every single day... if 10 seconds are taken by a negative comment, moment or thought, don't throw the rest away. Spend it wisely.
Thoughts enter our minds without any planning BUT -
YOU choose whether you entertain a thought.
YOU choose which ones deserve your time.
YOU choose which ones you simply acknowledge and allow to pass by.
When you think of something warm and happy - you FEEL happy
When you focus on negative thoughts - you FEEL lousy
Your thoughts, your feelings, your choice.
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