Our thoughts are powerful. In our minds we can do anything. Making our dreams reality requires the power of believing they can happen. So many people see the glass half empty, but there's no hope in a pessimistic attitude. Life is all about possibility. I've always wanted to start a blog and I've wasted a lot of time thinking about it. But now, I've finally put my thoughts into action, simply, because I can ...
are deep in the pits of despair and nothing can pull you out of it, don’t
worry! From experience, I have learnt that repetition is the Mother of Learning.
So, when you are there at rock bottom, lie down, close your eyes and repeat the
following words over and over again: I hate my life! I hate my life! I hate my
life! I hate my life! Don’t get up. Stay down! Dwell on the very thought that
you hate your life. As negative as this may seem, this is the
beginning of the journey on the road to recovery. Recovery simply means getting
out of the dark pit, fighting the demons inside your head and cleaving to the
inner hope that you instinctively have.
amazing thing about human life is that your brain has been programmed with
three incredible truths:
Your mind does not acknowledge age. Even
at 50, your mind will feel young.
Your mind was not created to acknowledge
death. Even though you age, your mind does not comprehend death and,
therefore, inherently, you do not accept that you will die.
Your mind repels negativity. Repeating negative
words mentally empowers your mind to employ survival strategies.
two very powerful emotions that can influence you in a destructive way:
absolute anger or absolute fear.
a very dangerous emotion. Anger retaliates in spitefulness. You may be filled
with so much anger that all you want to do is spite the world. Your actions are
proof of this. While you cannot plan your emotions, you can learn to control
them. In life you will always be confronted with situations that seem unmanageable
and more often than not, your reactions to these situations are impulsive.
different types of anger. Different emotions trigger the types of anger. Short
outbursts of frustration or anger are good. No-one wants to bottle up their anger.
This will only feed negativity. A fit of rage is more extreme. You will find
yourself shouting whilst physically breaking, punching or kicking things.
Violent reactions like these are coping-mechanisms, but very damaging. The
damage will not only affect your own health, but also your relationships with
dangerous anger is suppressed anger. Over time it poisons you completely:
physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When you don’t allow
yourself to vent your anger or express your frustration, you become a living
time bomb. When anger is a resident emotion, it feeds depression and anxiety.
Eventually it will lead to self-destructive thoughts and deeds.
important thing to remember about anger is that it is an emotion and it can be
controlled. There are three words that you may need to reflect on to understand
how you can control anger: forgiveness, gratitude and compassion.
anger, fear is a demon within you that you need to control. Fear is the opposite
of faith. The truth is that when you fear, you have very little or no faith. Fear feeds anxiety and
have low self-esteem and a lack of confidence in life, you live a life where
you do not trust yourself. When you cannot trust yourself, you end up trusting
no-one. You wear a mask every day as a coping-mechanism so that no-one will see
your insecurities and imperfections. Negative thoughts dwindle in your mind and
you become afraid. You look for a safehold, a place where you feel comfortable.
This doesn’t have to be a literal place. It may be figurative, like the place
of intoxication. You fear the world outside and yearn to be in your safehold all
many different things that you may fear, like the fear of being alone, the fear
of imperfection, the fear of aging and the
fear of death. It is important that you work towards overcoming these fears.
Before you can do this, you need to get to know yourself. Strengthen your
strengths, and acknowledge and accept your weaknesses.
Once you start focusing on your strengths, you will build your self-confidence.
When you feel better about yourself, you will learn to push fear aside.
Practice eventually makes perfect.
that you will always become angry and you will always fear. You cannot stop
experiencing these emotions, but you can control the degree to which you become
angry or afraid. You need to recognize the emotions and take control of each.
is full of thoughts and mental stories. No-one perceives your thoughts and mental stories the way you do.
Only you have the power to change these stories.