I was once told “getting a person to change their minds is like asking them to pull out their own teeth”. In my every day dealings I found that to be a true statement. I could not convince anyone to change their ways of thinking even if I was pointing out what I knew to be correct. Then I stumbled, or more accurately was pushed towards a simple truth that has transformed my life.
Humans have this need to anthropomorphize the scope of their perception. In a scaled down way, we micromanage our reality in the same fashion. We expect every one, and everything to adapt to our own way of thinking, and we believe that from all that we have perceived, and the knowledge we have gained from living that we know what is best. We walk around living in a negative air space, because we are constantly offended by the things we perceive others to have done to us. “How dare they speak to me so rudely”! or, ” How dare the line in the bank be so long”. We believe(falsely) that our opinion is the only opinion that matters, and the world is in fact how we perceive it to be. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The simple truth that changed my existence: I WAS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT! Let’s face it, we have all made mistakes before. Even if no one besides ourselves were aware of the mistake…you can’t escape the fact that YOU KNOW you made a mistake. We often have moments of flawed judgments. Now here’s what’s going to really bake your noodle…. how can we have those moments of skewed judgments, if the way we think is ALWAYS right?
“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”
George Soros( Hungarian born American Philanthropist and Stock Trader)
Once we have at least acknowledged the possibility of our fallibility, what we do with that information is completely up to us individually.
Changing your thoughts (especially the nagging, negative ones) is not as difficult as it sounds. You can do it very quickly when you have the right tools. It’s just a matter of having a willingness to learn something new, and implementing what you’ve learned into your daily rituals. Remember we all think in pictures. And those pictures for the most part create your experience – that experience is perceived through your vibration or feelings. Change the thought and you change the feeling.
The easiest way to go about changing our thinking patterns is to become aware of some of the things we think. We pay attention to so many things, yet we do not give the much warranted attention to the thoughts originating from our minds.
All we have to do to change our thinking is to monitor our thoughts. It’s not hard. You don’t have to monitor EVERY thought. If we tried to do that we would do nothing but monitor thoughts all day..lol. We need to pay attention to the thoughts that cause us any negative emotions. Once we realize where those negative emotions are emanating from, we can then begin to shift our thinking. We then begin to change our reality. Give it a try. For 1 minute(exactly 60 seconds) observe your thoughts. You will be amazed at how many thoughts run through your mind in 60 seconds. You will even be further amazed by the fact that in that minute the majority of thoughts you will have involve feelings of anxiety, worry, frustration, anger, etc,.
Those are the thoughts that are holding us back from creating the reality we want for ourselves.