everyday when youre walking down the street
everybody that you meet
has an original point of view
And I say HEY!
I believe most people “believe” they have a clear understanding and awareness of their own inner emotional experience. It is very discomforting to believe we are often blind to our own experience. There is a great multitude of people who are “not aware” that they are “not aware.” Unfortunately being blind to our own inner emotional drives is a dangerous way to live. From this blindness, we become subjects to our own emotions. The emotions then completely rule and dictate their thoughts and behaviors, while they deceptively believe that they are the master of their ships and their misfortunes are because they are a victim of all circumstances which are beyond their control. Around and around they go, in their blindness of their own behaviors, and emotions, continually experiencing the same pain, and disappointments over and over again.
There is a term called confabulation. It refers to our minds’ ability to first experience something then to create a story post fact to fit the experience into the framework we use to structure our understanding of the world. The confabulations we make allows us to be lost in our own deceptions. If we see a partner as “selfish” then everything they do will be seen through this lens. If I believe I am courageous, then I may distort or bury any experience which would suggest I am otherwise. Bringing our inner experience of living into clearer vision allows us to catch ourselves in these confabulations. I personally catch my own confabulations on a regular basis. I see a confabulation, I label it as such, and then I can see through it.
Consciously recognizing the emotional reactions we feel inside, analyzing the subconscious beliefs which are provoking the emotion, and consciously challenging those beliefs which are not logical or are clearly detrimental to our well-being is the path to escaping repeating the same patterns in our lives which hold us hostage and prevent us from becoming who we want to be and living the life we want.
Slow down, take time to recognize what you are experiencing in life and begin the process of great growth.
at work: ***flawless (feat. featuring chimamanda ngozi adichie)
when i’m going out: ***flawless (feat. nicki minaj)
The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.
They using lasers now?
Diamond-like precision good lord.
There’s all these songs about loving a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. But what about loving a girl that does? How come liking myself makes me less appealing?
The Justice League reacts to Superman’s “death” in Hereafter