Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our minds.

Our minds are intriguing. On the one hand, the mind helps us plan, lets us learn, assists us to communicate, allows us to imagine. On the other hand it comes up with all sorts of doubts and negative stories. The past and the present can be thought about negatively. It gets distracted by worrying about other people’s approval. It doubts our own ability to do things. It questions what we plan to do. It tries to sort out the logical and best thing to do, and gets tied in knots doing it. Then some of us start to feel anxious, and our self-esteem goes down. Sometimes it is useful to realize that our mind is not who you really are. We need to trust our inner knowing about ourselves.

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