Do you have a pessimistic attitude with judgmental thoughts that seem to pop in randomly? That is your mindset, and it affects your life in ways you may not realize. Even as things improve after years of challenges, you could still be stuck in that template, close-mindedly anticipating the next shoe to drop.
When I began my inner spiritual journey, it was as if a spotlight was turned onto my thoughts. I never realized how cynical was; negativity dictated my every move. I had harsh opinions toward everyone, never hesitating to give them a piece of my mind. Expecting the worst was my modus operandi.
Grudgingly, I started to understand that my negative and judgmental thoughts were exposing something I was in denial of about myself.
One afternoon as I was going up an escalator, this became blatantly evident. My attention went to a woman going down the opposite direction. Suddenly, I heard a litany of thoughts loudly criticizing her size, her outfit, her hairstyle.
Reaching my destined floor, I stopped in my tracks: This escalator stranger placed in my vicinity for half a minute had revealed the exact judgements I had about myself! I restrained from running up the escalator to thank this awakening mirror!
From that moment on, the curtain I had been living behind opened. Life became a process of observing my mindset, noticing when I was judging, disapproving, discounting, turning my nose up.
Mindset is the way you are thinking, the context in which you hold things. It is the lens through which you look at life or the world, determining how you perceive, interpret and approach things. If it is positive, you will see things positively; if it is negative, that is how everything appears.
With a negative mindset, you read the news and your focus is drawn to how depressing things are. If it is positive, you will see possibility, opportunity, and gifts in those reports.
Mindset defines how you see yourself, determining confidence, self-esteem, energy level and happiness. Ultimately, it is your level of open-mindedness, your willingness to change and evolve.
As the scientific world is starting to accept, thoughts that are believed as true manifest in various physical forms. If your mindset lives in doom and gloom, that self-fulfilling prophecy is what shows up, no matter what tactics you apply or how you struggle.
The foundation of mindset stems from your primitive, fear-based consciousness, the part of you that is hardwired to make sure you survive. Prior to the development of your logical mind, traumatic incidents program the beliefs you have about yourself, others and life. These notions are stored subconsciously, and when triggered, mindset jumps in and tries to protect you.
Bear in mind that the more aware you are, the more empowered you are to recognize your mindset and not buy what it is selling you. Ask yourself Is this thought true or is it my mindset? Is this thought showing me a mirror of my denial?
Admittedly, a fixed mindset is stubborn, even when life repeatedly shows those notions as faulty. However, with a desire to change, radical self-honesty, applied mindfulness and digging to discover sources, its power can diminish; false beliefs can be transcended.
And mind over matter shifts everything.
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