The way I think is just wrong. I just can’t process life like most of the incredibly intelligent members of this website.
I need some help viewing life in a better way.
Sorry for being quite vague..
The first thing I usually recommend my friends do if they find themselves with a negative perspective on (pretty much) anything, is to completely “stop” all activity and communication within the brain. One way I do this is to go on a walk on a very sunny day with some of my favorite music. I do not think about ANYTHING, and try to simply just observe and experience the beauty of this place (I tend to stick with electronic music with nice melodys and synths but no distracting lyrics).
Once you feel the great sensation of stopping all the BS in your head and completely clear it out, then you can begin to filter what you allow yourself to think.
Starting with a fresh canvas, you can ask yourself “does thinking about this benefit me in terms of reaching my goals or who I want to be?” If yes then think away! If not, simply realize it is a negative thought, and filter it out by being aware that it is a negative thought. I hope this isn’t too confusing, but once u begin monitoring your thoughts, you’ll find it’s a heck of a lot easier to control your mood/emotions etc.
I cannot express the importance of thinking positively.
Perhaps you are just waiting for the right experience. That’s what it took for me anyways. Given the right experience, I saw everything in a new way. Everything was just beautiful.
For me personally, it was the experience of tripping for the first time, followed by the first actual science book I read as an adult. (Not at the same exact time lol, but connected events)
It’s not the same for everyone though. Some people are born with it, some people find it after getting a new job, some people find it in love, some find it IN the negativity.
Just open your horizons, and you will find whatever you are looking for. :)
@huntski, right and wrong are only ideas you have about yourself. You, immaculate and infinite cannot be right or wrong forever. Eventually you will transcend these ideas to become the effortless and simple awareness that just is. What is, is never right or wrong, but is always perfectly unfolding from the mind of God.
If you drop all notions of yourself as a person, you can merge with the infinite flow of the universe and being right or wrong makes no difference.
You are not thought, nor the thinker of thoughts. You are the silent awareness, ever present knower and seer of the motions of life.
You pre-exist the world, and you continue beyond it. You have no border or limit.
The trick is to be humble enough to see this. That kind of humility can take time to develop. But once you see that who you really are is not the body or mind, you will merge into a consciousness that is free.
Your question indicates that you want to be free from the limits of your mind, and I am here to tell you that it is possible to completely change in any way you want.
If you understand the power of thoughts, you can use them against themselves, you have a negative idea? It’s just an electron firing an impulse in your brain, you can chose to do that again, tell yourself, LITERALLY in your head think these words, “It is just a thought” the second you do that, your thought is no longer an emotion, it will dissipate.
It sounds crazy, but what do you have to lose by trying it? No one can hear what you are thinking to yourself, the next time you feel that you are “wrong” tell yourself.. “It’s just a thought”..
@justinr, @hollowinfinity, @healingchime, @striving, @vanguard, @optimystic, You are all wonderful people with wonderful thoughts and ideas.
I am determined to merge all of your wisdom together and simply be positive.
Thank you all so much for your concern and thought.
Have a great day and a better life!
@huntski, 1)Aim to do your best, if you fuck up royally but are happy that you gave it your best shot then you can’t be down on that because you exhibited the appropriate discipline in your effort.
2)Trust what makes sense to you, you don’t go by popularity or what is easiest, you go by this logic detector we all have, when you use it you stand out because the majority of people don’t use it properly.
3)Know what is vital, prioritize information, when you have a key vital principle you filter all other knowledge through it, you can’t approach anything without being solid in a fundamental truth. (to me that is to have love in you intentions)
4)You can choose to be happy, even when things are striking against you, you cannot blame cause and effect or the weakness of other, you can only blame your own weakness for allowing your discipline over yourself to slide.
5)But don’t be down on yourself for having weakness, we all do, but if you apply 1) then you already have that success even in failure.
6)Identify the cultural conditioning that you, and everyone, are being constantly bombarded with, these influences screw with your ability to perform any of these points I am making, and once you I.D them you will have power over them, to rationalize them neutral.
@huntski, to view life in a betyer way, first view yourself bettee. your comment made it seema you feel less intelligent than other members here. forget that notion, and when you wake for each day, remind yourself of the great potential you hold, or the complexity of your being, and of the happiness you have decided upon for the day.
“change the way you view things, and the things you view will change.”