The mind can be a mess. It can also be a blessing. Either way it’s the collector and receptacle of all things Y-O-U, whether good or not. With that said, it’s also a liar…a lot. There’s nothing like a tainted mind from a scarred heart, twisted interpretation, unhealthy self-esteem or unfortunate experience that jacks you up in the worse way ever with thoughts which simply shouldn’t be…if you don’t do something to heal it.
I was perusing social media and saw some posts from someone who seemingly has a very negative perception about people. This person’s posts were mostly subtle or direct posts about how people (mis)treat this person, rising above people, payback for people, etc. Sadly, this persons life is likely like that as well. It was painful to read because I can’t imagine living in such a cynical, negative and guarded state. I also can’t imagine how living life through that muddy mind filter might have prevented this person from having healthy, abundant and real relationships with various people this person probably has isolated, thought was against him/her, talked about badly or simply didn’t trust. And I’m Certain (with a capital C) that at the end of the day all this person really wanted was healthy, abundant and real relationships with various people.
I know this person is not alone in the “Your Mind’s Playing Tricks on You” saga.
Here are the facts in case your mind forgot…
- It’s not as bad as you think.
- People aren’t always as bad as you think.
- Not as many people hate you as you think.
- Not as many people hate on you as you think.
- Not as many people even think about you as much as you think they think about you.
- Not everyone is against you.
- Sometimes it’s not them you don’t trust it’s you. (Just being honest)
- Unresolved pain can cloud clear thinking…for as long as you allow it.
- Your own thoughts and actions can do far more harm than anyone else’s can.
- There are people who love you.
- There are people who understand you.
- There are people who can be trusted.
- The game of isolating people before you think they’re going to isolate you still leaves you isolated.
- Sometimes how you feel others feel about you is really how you feel about yourself.