Wednesday, June 26, 2013
It's true. I am in the driver's seat when it comes to my state of mind. All those voices in my head, telling me to worry, be afraid, be sad, or whatever - those voices are ME. Which means, I am in charge of them. I am the monster at the end of this book. And I can tell them to stop it. They are not helpful.
Right now I am worried about some things I really can't control. I feel really down, and nervous, and upset. But why? What is the point of it? I am creating suffering for myself by worrying. I need to tell those voices to just shut up. I feel like I am falling into a panic-mode and that's no good.
I read this phrase in a book once, and it has stuck with me:
"You have to actively tend the garden of your mind."
Weed out those negative thoughts. Water with kindness, and feed with positive reinforcement.
I am doing the best I can, and that is enough.