Wanna know something a little mind-trippy?
Our thoughts are the most important things in our lives, and they're responsible for our entire experience on Earth and every result we create.
And they also mean f*ck all.
How can that be?
Because the random sentences that fly through our minds are just that. Random.
Most of the time, we're not choosing our thoughts on purpose. They're caused by chemicals in our brain producing random electrical signals.
They're also skewed by things like our upbringing, the society we live in, the friends we have, and our past experiences.
They are not reflections of any kind of worldly truth. And them popping up in our minds means absolutely nothing.
Our brains are nonsense-making machines.
And when we believe their random thoughts, they create emotions in our bodies, and these emotions are what drive every single action we take and every single result we create for ourselves.
So there you have it...
Completely random and meaningless, and yet control our entire experience here on Earth.
So what do we do about that?
We choose them intentionally.
We make a habit of noticing the nonsense sentences appearing in our brains. And we decide if this particular sentence is one we like and works in our favour.
And if it doesn't, we let it slide on by.
Changing your relationship with your thoughts is the most important work you will ever do, and here's how you can start today.
When you have a negative emotion, stop and notice what you're thinking. What did you brain just say to you?
Then choose to recognise the sentence for what it is - JUST a thought:
"I am having the thought 'insert thought'"
"My brain is telling me 'insert thought'"
"This thought is not a fact and is completely optional."
“How do I show up when I believe this thought?”
“How is the opposite of this thought equally true?”
Freaking out that you're having a particular thought, or blindly following it's judgement like it's a universal truth is a recipe for disaster.
But when you choose on purpose, your life gets to be whatever the hell you want it be.
And your potential becomes limitless.