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You can always change yourself

von Stefan Rössler am 30. August 2014

Do you at times think that something sucks?

I do so almost every day. People who don’t behave the way they should and situations that are getting more and more problematic without any chance for improvement.

Life can be frustrating at times and you can’t do anything about it. You can’t just change your circumstances. You have absolutely no control. Well, you always have some control. You can always change yourself.

Start by noticing your own thoughts. Do you realize, that you’re always thinking? Is it true, that you’re analyzing whatever comes to your mind? Is there an inner voice that constantly judges everything that’s happening to you?

If so, you know what I’m talking about. We all have something that can be called a belief system, against which we measure our own behavior, the behavior of other people and basically every situation we are experiencing.

A belief is the product of continually thinking about a certain aspect of your life. The more you think about something, the more likely it is, you’re building upon your belief system.

That’s not bad. It’s just a fact.

The way we think, affects the way we experience our lives. And if we think that something sucks, something will always suck. Period.

What if we could change the way we think?

I’m not talking about positive thinking, but what I do talk about, is a different perspective. Look at your life from above. Notice how many seriously bad things had happened to you and yet you’re still there.

Some situations that seemed to be nightmares when they first occurred, turned out to be exactly what was needed for you to become what you are today.

Think about it for a second. Isn’t it funny, how life always carries on and how there’s a light at the end of every tunnel?

Life evolves, it changes all the time, and you are part of it. You are part of everything there is, because otherwise you wouldn’t experience anything.

The simple fact that you can observe yourself and think all of these thoughts, is proof enough for you to be connected to the rest. Not only are you connected, you are part of it. You are actually it. You are life.

If it weren’t so, you wouldn’t be able to think about it. You wouldn’t be capable of being aware of it, because you wouldn’t be there at all.

Now keep observing yourself, just like you are observing every other person in your life. Seen from above, you’re able to realize your connection to everything else. You see that you are not only a single drop of water, but you are the sea itself.

I can’t always see this connection for myself. For years I do believe that everything in this universe is connected. Everything, but me.

At times I feel like a single entity that was thrown into this universe. Thrown from where, I ask. From outside of this universe? But there is no outside of this universe. That’s why it can’t be true.

Let’s stay in this realm where we are aware of our own thinking process. Do you realize how your thoughts are continually producing what you call reality?

Look at something that you think sucks. Notice how the idea of this something to be not the way it is supposed to be, produces even more negative thoughts and thus strenghtens your belief that it sucks.

That’s not useful. Worst of all, it’s not fun.

Life is supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to feel good, but if you’re always producing negative thoughts about it, how in the world should anything ever be good?

In a way, you are creating your own reality. You do so by labeling, interpreting and judging everything that comes to your consciousness. And once again: it’s not bad.

It’s actually good, because if you are able to direct your own thoughts towards something you desire, you would be able to experience it. That’s because you are the creator of your own reality. And you are constantly creating – whether you realize this or not.

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare

You want to feel good? Okay, but you don’t have to change your life situation in order to do so. Just change the way you think about it, because thinking is responsible for creating your reality.

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