Whenever we have negative thoughts, we can count on the fact that this state is both natural and temporary. Without doing anything, we will eventually feel better.
We can just try to remember to take it easy on ourselves while we're "in it".
If we've got a problem, we really don't. We just "think" it's a problem. We've innocently and unknowingly "labelled" the situation as a problem in our mind, and we simply haven't yet seen it from any of the other infinite choice of perspectives.
No matter what happens, no matter what we do or don't do, no matter what we look like, no matter what we have or don't have, no matter the state of our home, our finances, our career, our relationships, or our life, no matter how we compare, and no matter the content of our thoughts nor the state of our feelings, we will be perfectly fine.
The Principles aren't a way to "manage" our experience, but just a way to understand what's going on.
We can watch our thoughts as a dispassionate observer... And choose to hang on to only the ones that serve us, and let the other ones go. And when we can't, we can remember we're human.
We are all in this human experience together, and experiencing life in exactly the same way, through the filter of our own unique and personal thoughts. And in varying degrees, we all get caught up in our insecure thinking and lose the truth of who we really are...
We can be... "grateful for the highs, and graceful with the lows". And when we can't, we can remember that we're human.
EVERYTHING in life is neutral...
until we start making up stories about it.
Whether we realize it or not, EVERYONE has insecurities, driving both our good and bad behaviours. Insecurity is a natural part of our human condition, and represents nothing more than some of the infinite flow of thought that passes through our mind each moment, some of which we innocently choose to believe, and some of which we don't.
Andie 15.04.2021 00:10
Love it Jonelle, always find what I’m looking for here. So glad I checked in
Jonelle 15.04.2021 00:20
Andie 09.07.2018 04:33
Gems Jonelle, like you!
Next time ’m in need of “just in case” answers I hope you remember to look here! 💕
Jonelle 18.07.2018 18:41
Aw thanks Andie! I haven't looked at this page for a long time, but it does have some lovely reminders.
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