Most of the thoughts we have aren’t even our own. So why do we believe them?
We like to believe that we’re thinking for ourselves, but when we delve deeper we often find that many of our thoughts are really the thoughts of our societal and familial influences; advertising, media, education, parents, peers and partners.
And even when they are our own, they can be warped by fear, by preconceptions, by expectations, by surroundings, or by our feelings in the moment.
So when we have a thought, maybe we need to think about whether or not we should believe it.
And if it doesn’t feel right or true, just say “Next” and move onto the next thought – make no mistake they will continue to come without any intention on our part – until we arrive at a thought that feels right, that serves us. Not that indulges us, but that resonates, that rings true, and authentic.
This week try to sift or filter your thoughts and let the ones that truly aren’t yours to just float on by…