However, I’ve noticed that many people post mostly about their problems. Leaving politics aside, and yes, there are inspirational quotes and funny things among the many postings, most times the posts are about troublesome experiences, illness, negativity, abuse and even death.
Why share our innermost troubles and concerns with the world? Why announce it on such a public platform? Why must we talk about our problems all the time? What causes us to think that the answer will come from without and isn’t already contained within our sub-conscious?
What does hearing ourselves speak out loud do to our thought habits? Does it intensify the feeling of being right? Are we expecting feedback from others to validate our behavior? Or are we reaching out for help? Do we look for pity and a hug?
Many questions that need answers. I do know, that focusing on the negative is an addictive and destructive habit. Like all behaviors, when repeated over and over again, will solidify into a habit that will become second nature. It will spill over into our daily encounters, as we are the creators of our experiences.
We must talk about what’s good in our lives, the joys and upsides rather than the daily frustrations, because our sub-conscious will absorb this new positive and correct attitude and make it into a new and improved mind-habit. This will also spill over into our daily encounters, because it works the same way – thinking is causative, good or bad. So why not take the better road? This fresh and improved mind-model of ourselves will turn our experiences into more pleasant ones. But most of all, we must not try to fix the outside, our perceptions of what we see; it’s our inside that needs attention!