If we say ‘it’s cold’ it is.
If we say ‘Everyone is miserable’ they are.
If we say ‘they don’t like me’ they don’t.
If we say ‘I’m no good at…’ we are not.
If we say ‘That scares me…’ it will.
If we say ‘I’m bored’ we are.
If we want different, we have to change the narrative.
What we consume mentally from the exterior world will only affect us if we choose to connect our mind to it.
If we simply allow it to pass, like clouds on the wind, then it will not affect us.
If we choose to absorb it, suck it in, attach to it…then we will become it.
Disconnect from it, leave it alone, and it does not exist. It is, of course, a choice.