“Just because a thought is in your head, doesn’t mean it’s true… you’re NEVER more than one thought away from a whole new experience of being alive.”
This last year, after reading ‘Super Brain’ by Chopra & Tanzi, I started referring to my brain as being separate to myself. I did this because sometimes I would think things like I’m worthless, or I can’t do anything right, or everyone’s lives would be better off without me.
But it wasn’t really me thinking that. I didn’t actually believe that I was a worthless person – I don’t believe that at all. I know I’m not perfect – but I’m not terrible, either.
So why do these thoughts exist?
That’s what this post – and the TEDtalk – is all about. I started referring to these false thoughts as my brain’s thoughts. I wasn’t thinking it, my brain had learned these negative habits over time, they’d been reinforced, and so it had begun to think the thoughts were true.
I came across this TEDtalk last week, and it helped reinforce the idea of my brain vs myself, or my thoughts vs reality. Truth is, no one really knows what reality is, because we all experience it so differently. Once we can accept that there’s really no absolute truth; no absolute reality, we can screw everything and just do whatever the hell we believe in.
Sounds good to me 🙂