What others think about you

We spend a huge amount of wasted energy on a daily basis thinking about what others are thinking about us. In fact, the reality is we are imagining what others might be saying or thinking, we have no evidence, but no matter, we carry on anyway and we create it in our minds.

None of what we create is ever very positive and it only has a purpose of creating emotional pain and ultimately even physical pain.

The reality is, others are doing exactly the same, they are too busy wondering what others are thinking about them to even be wasting a thought on us.

The best thing is to accept that others might at some point have an opinion of us, it does not matter and it despite what our mind creates, it is not always a negative opinion that others have of us.

Life is better if we stay in the moment and just observe the mind and give it no judgement, that way what the mind is saying isn’t real and we are giving it no energy to continue.

We are not our thoughts

If we allow it to happen, we spend the vast majority of our physical existence creating endless thoughts about what we think is us derived from the past and our imagination of the future and then acting on those thoughts and seeing ourselves as those thoughts.

Our mind is a part of us and the thoughts that the mind creates are a part of us, but they are not us. We can choose to simply observe them without judging.

Once the mind controls rather than us controlling it, we then become our thoughts.

We are not our thoughts if we choose to be conscious.