"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Listen to my thoughts about Anaïs Nin's inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I live in West Yorkshire (England!) - this time see my home village of Brockholes (in the video), in Huddersfield
(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
So, as I said in the video, I'm a big believer in the 'truth' of this quotation, even though I may not actually recognise the truth of it as often as I'd like.
It's a form of positive thinking, I guess. A kind of "I'm going to be able to do this" type of thinking or "that could have been a lot worse" way of looking at things. And you think like this without thinking that you're doing anything special - this is just how you think.
And lo and behold, life is good (mostly).
Now compare that situation with the one that has you thinking, for example, "I don't like being in the company of men as I find it hard to communicate with them - they always want to talk about certain (dumb?) things..."
Let me confess right now, this is how *I* used to think about men, not so long ago either. And this is pretty much how I found men to be, too.
But when I dared think that men might be 'real', with feelings and thoughts that could have actual depth, you'll never guess what I found... (Sorry guys - my bad!)
But, do you know what, up until my 'moment of transformation' I would never have thought that this particular worldview (of men) was a victim of how *I* see things! So Anais' inspirational quote is NOT an easy one to incorporate into your life but I truly believe it could have an utterly transforming effect on all aspects of your life.
How about you? Do you have any examples of how you've managed to successfully change how you think about a situation? Do let me know, below, in the comments.