One of the things that I am finding in this process of reinvention is that there is a voice in my head that keeps chiming in. Are you sure you want to do that? That won't work. You've been down this path before. You haven't changed, or learned from your past mistakes. On, and on, and on. I have fought that voice in my head my entire life. Many times I have been able to overcome the repeated voice, but have never realized (until this recent journey of self discovery) that those thoughts are not who I am, and sometimes not even based in facts. That is a BIG concept. The thoughts that I have are just that thoughts, not reality.
I have always said "I am a passionate person" that is why I am emotional or that is why my life is a roller coaster. Now, what I realize is that it really has nothing to do with passion. It has everything to do with my reaction to my thoughts. When you aren't able to separate your thoughts from who you are, it can make life tough for you and for everyone around you. And, it can also make it impossible to move forward and achieve the success you deserve.
I was watching one of my favorite shows, Super Soul Sunday, when I had this realization. It is true, there is a separation of your psyche and your soul. Whether you like Oprah or not, her content on Super Soul Sunday can be very thought provoking and I have found every episode extremely helpful in this process of reinvention. Here is the clip that made me realize that I am not my thoughts, and my thoughts are not always fact.
Stepping out of my way means taking a breath and looking at the thought and realizing that isn't who I am. So, how do you manage your thoughts? Check it out:
I am so excited because as I grow and learn more about myself and who I am as a person, my path to reinvention becomes clearer. Through that process it has become easier to let go of the things that have been dragging me down, the past, and the people and grasp the new opportunities and people in front of me.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my Phsyics of the Quest post, and for all of your direct emails too. It is good to know that you appreciate my openness, and that this process for me is resonating and helping some of you too. Here's to more epiphanies and self discovery!