Sometimes the self-talk in one’s head gets carried away with itself, and then it is hard to live in “the moment”. One tends to live in the world of reflection. There is nothing wrong with reflection, as long as it doesn’t become set to “critique”mode. That surely results in negativity and for some people : depression. How can we stop this destructive process and mindset?
Marc and Angel provide a clue to ponder about today:-
“The most common and destructive addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. Why pursue growth when you already have 400 television channels and a recliner? Just pass the chip dip and lose yourself in a trance. WRONG! That’s not living – that’s existing. Living is about learning and growing through excitement and discomfort. Life is filled with questions, and problems, many that can’t be easily resolved. ”
So either stay in your comfort zone, and feel in awe of the multitude of problems in the world, or be thankful that you are strong enough to endure them. This is a totally different mindset, and resets the chatter in one’s head-space. Then you need to step out of your comfort zone.
“Every morning when you wake up, think of three things that are going well in your life at the moment. As you fall asleep every night, fill your mind with an appreciation for all the small things that went well during the day. Examine your successes. Remind yourself often of what works well and why, and you’ll naturally find ways to make lots of other things work well too.”
“Your reality is simply a reflection of your thoughts and the way you routinely contemplate what you know to be true. All too often you literally do not know any better than good enough. Sometimes you have to try to do what you think you can’t do, so you realize that you actually CAN. It all starts on the inside. You control your thoughts. The only person who can hold you down is YOU.
Nothing in life is constant. There is neither absolute happiness nor absolute sadness. There are only the changes in our moods that continuously oscillate between these two extremes. At any given moment we are comparing how we currently feel to how we felt at another time – comparing one level of our contentment to another. ” (That ridiculous endless mind chatter of comparison)
Channel the endless mind chatter of thought/self talk to really focus on the good. Live each moment consciously, and realize that negative comparisons are distracting you from all the happiness around you. if you notice it.
“If you are willing to appreciate that this moment is far better than it could have been, you will enjoy it more for what it truly is.” (source: in parentheses – Marc and Angel)
As corny as it sounds, the way you think does determine your ‘world’
Something to ponder about today.