We are what we think. Do you agree?
The thoughts we think all throughout the day create our reality. Sometimes if we are unaware of our thoughts, we don’t even realize how much our thoughts are not even real.
We think about the past – and even then, it is our own perception of the past. Think about how many times you’ve been to a gathering or meeting, and how many different opinions and recollections of what was discussed resulted. Everyone experiences life with their own unique filters – so what is truly reality?
We think about the future – we create scenarios in our mind of what may happen, what people might be thinking, and it’s mostly really useless thoughts.
So getting back to the question: “We are what we think. Do you agree?” If we constantly think we aren’t doing a good enough job, that others must be doubting our abilities, that we’re not ‘enough’ – this creates our own reality and we live in this world that we create in our own minds. We inflict stress on ourselves.
So what’s the punchline? How can you change your reality?
It takes intention. This is the work of mindfulness, and validating your thoughts – are your thoughts manufactured or can they be truly validated? Validating your thoughts means to ask if there is factual evidence – for example: Are you doing a bad job? What evidence supports that thought, has anyone told you that? Or is it something you are projecting onto yourself?
Practice validating. Check your thoughts. You may find this practice very liberating.