Life is rooted in reality, not in our thoughts or emotions. – Sadhguru
We all know how the power of our thoughts and beliefs can affect our life, but to understand our beliefs don’t simply reflect our reality, but create our reality, is challenging to hear.
When life isn’t going the way we planned and someone says, “You are creating this” it certainly doesn’t make you feel better. This is exactly what a beautiful mentor and friend told me many years ago, when my life wasn’t happy.
She told me I had two choices. I could create a different life by making new choices and new commitments or be the victim in my story, not believing I had the power to change my reality and how I believed it was unfolding.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts – Buddha
I remember walking away from that session thinking she was a bit tough on me, as I was grieving at the time and yet, her words are still with me today, as I now understand the truth and wisdom in them.
The timing for me to hear this was perfect, and that is why I was able to make changes and embark on a new commitment to live and think differently. I was ready. For someone else it may just be a seed planted and the timing for them may evolve later, or not at all.
When I began to see changes and realise how limited my understanding of life was, I wanted everyone to come with me and experience this same joy and power, but it was hard to pass on, as we all see and hear wisdom differently.
Being patient and compassionate towards each other, will help us understand that we all see life according to how we have been taught and that each of us has their own journey and story to live.
The truth of my reality will always be determined by how I feel and what I believe about each situation and when I became aware of the possibilities and the power of being able to shift that, then my reality shifted too.
Exciting as it is to know this, it is difficult to apply at times. Still, each time I become aware of my thoughts, I also become aware of how quickly I can change it, and that’s a wonderful gift to have!