This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Backwards Thinking

Accepting everything as it is seems like a tall order, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from a backwards point of view (wanting things different) and in the process cause your own suffering…

Nothing stays the same so it’s not the changes that occur in life that throws one for a loop, it’s the backwards thinking that things will always be as they are, this is what makes changes much more difficult to deal with. If everything could be accepted as it is, one would never be thrown for a loop because the backwards thinking that tells you things should remain as they are wouldn’t occur. Accepting everything as it is seems like a very tall order, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from a backwards thinking point of view and in the process cause your own suffering.

For one to get beyond their backwards thinking, it has to be understood that it’s your own mind that’s causing it. Life is seen through the way it’s created and its created through how it’s viewed. Why a view is considered backwards is because of how rigid the mindset is when changes occur and they’re not accepted. This rigidness keeps the mind closed to the conditioning that sees things as backwards; if this conditioning isn’t changed nor will the backwards thinking change. It’s not that forward thinking needs to be implemented, all that’s needed is to be aware of the backwards thinking. Awareness is key in change because it allows for acceptance and when the world can be accepted as it is, good, bad, or indifferent, then just maybe one can think in a way that allows you to put your best thinking forward…

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