In Our Heads
“I am not what I think I am. I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.”
It’s kind of a mouthful, but this is how we often live our lives. Most of our consistent suffering happens in our minds. I have been so insecure at times I found it impossible to keep up basic conversation.
We can get so wrapped up about or futures. We hold on to past memories. We focus on what others think about us. And worst of all, we question if we’re good enough (I ask myself this everyday). Good enough for what?
One of my best friends has crippling anxiety for which she takes medication…this isn’t directed at her. But…the next time you feel yourself spiraling down into the rabbit hole of negative thought, look around you and pay close attention to what is actually going on. What’s most likely happening is you’re just sitting in a chair in a room breathing. Try to pinpoint each thought as it arrives and see where it goes. After doing this a few times, you’ll realize there’s really nothing there.