Updated: Feb 14
The constant thought reel running through our minds is so consistent (and persistent!), it’s all too easy to become consumed by our thoughts and not truly acknowledge them.
I lived in this state of non-awareness for a lot of my life. I took my thoughts as black and white facts and believed everything that came into my mind.
I never stopped to question my thoughts, their roots, or how they influenced my actions and behaviors.
When we’re in a state of non-awareness, we are susceptible to feeling overwhelmed or stuck, believing limiting narratives, and allowing negative thoughts to influence our actions and behaviors.
Think about it... when we have negative thoughts about ourselves we are more likely to feel pessimistic, shy away from new opportunities, and feel insecure and fearful in our relationships.
On the other hand, when we have positive thoughts about ourselves we are more likely to try new things with confidence, push ourselves outside our comfort zone, and show up fully and authentically in our relationships.
Unfortunately, when left unchecked, our thoughts are often based in the past or future—not the present moment—and more often than not, these thoughts are worrisome, fearful, and negative.
When our thoughts are ruminating about the past or the future, they tend to elicit low vibrational feelings like anxiety, doubt, and dread.
We have the power to stop negative thought patterns and the lower vibrational states that accompany them. We have the power to train our mind into new, more optimistic ways of thinking.
This is the power of our very own self-awareness—a tool everyone can hone and use to change their thoughts, and ultimately change their experience of life.