Losing yourself in your own thoughts is dangerous. There is this old saying: ‘Don’t believe everything you think’ and I couldn’t agree more.
Part of who we are is our life experience and what we make of it. Let’s be honest, life isn’t easy or covered in roses. We all go through grief, sadness, break ups, disappointments, broken heart, anger. We see things we never thought to see. We feel betrayed, lonely and judged. We make mistakes and then we repeat them all over again. And we say things we later regret. At the same time, we experience happiness, laughter, gratefulness and fulfilment. We spend time with our family and friends enjoying every minute of it, we can go out and have an access to TV and an internet. If I would combine all of those above into one bubble, it would be called: Freedom.
I am a firm believer of a balanced mindfulness. For me, glass isn’t always full, but neither is half empty. The water is in the glass, that’s all. Sometimes I have to drink more of it, and sometimes less. But it’s my glass and I have to carry it throughout my entire life. What I mean by that is everything we do, say or think is part of our journey. How we deal with everything that life throw us into, shape us and make us who we are. So don’t ever feel like there is something wrong with you, because you don’t fit into fixed templates. You, my dear, are free and can live the life you want.
Our minds can force us into believing almost everything. And it’s so easy to go down the dark path. Something bad happens, then again, and again and again and we find ourselves seriously wondering if we can make it to another day. Of course it’s tough. You have every right to be upset or heartbroken. BUT, you have to remember that bad things are only temporary. The moment you hold on to that one, negative thought or an idea – it’s like a seed you are planting in your head. It will grow and it will be poisonous. You cannot do that to yourself. Don’t look around on social media and believe life is perfect or someone is better than you. You are the power and you are the master of your journey. If you can’t find a reason to get up from the bed, think of yourself, what do you like? Do you like cooking? Yoga? Or do you enjoy reading? Don’t think of what you are supposed to do or what are the expectations. Do what you enjoy doing. Take a small step. Find a balance. Nobody says you have to get a Nobel Prize to be accepted or appreciated. Or the amount of likes on social media reflects how worthy you are. Don’t put pressure on yourself. If you have struggles, and believe me, everything can be changed or fixed, just do it. Don’t think of a bad situation as another nail into your coffin. Think of it as an obstacle that just simply need to be crossed. A failure doesn’t mean a final result. You can fail hundreds of times, but it’s better to fail, and trying than not doing anything at all.
We live in a world where anything is possible. Yes, everyone has problems of a different kind, but we are free people. We aren’t forced into anything we don’t want. We have a right to vote, speak & voice our opinions. We can eat what we want, earn money and be who we want to be. What matters is our mindset and how we progress to the next day. Don’t think too much of your future, because often you cannot control it. And don’t overthink your past. It happened, and you cannot change it. You have to remember that today is your day. Do what needs to be done today, do what you like doing and focus just on that. One step at the time. Try not to over exaggerate the situation. It is, just a small obstacle. And you can deal with it.
I believe that the power of thought is what holds us together. That’s why is so important, for every negative thought about our life, situation or ourselves – we have to find two positive ones. Trust me, by doing this way, you will allow yourself some perspectives and freedom. Surround yourself with people who lift you up, not hold you down. Trust your inner greatness. You can survive not only today, but many more years. Believe in yourself.
The power is yours.