Understand Your Thoughts… And Change Your Life…

What do you see?

What you see is only a thought

I'm guessing you can see both triangles?

Yes?

The one with the black outline and the white one...

Agreed?

And do you see the three black circles?

Of course you do!

Actually, you don't!

There are no triangles and no circles.

Sure we can see the black lines that would create a triangle if they were extended and joined up.

And we can see that three black circles could be created by putting back the missing sectors.

But what about the white triangle, I hear you ask?

Well, it simply isn't there at all!

What you see is just a thought.

Not reality.

Just a thought, made up by you, to make sense of the lines and shapes in front of you.

Just a thought.

And even after it's been explained to you and you know there are no triangles and no circles...

You still try and convince yourself that you can, indeed, see them.

But you can't. 

It's just a thought.

Now, I'm not trying to be clever here..

Or to make you look stupid...

I'm just showing you that everything you see in life...

Everything you believe in life...

Everything you do in life...

They're all just thoughts.

All just your brain, trying to make sense of what you see, hear, smell, feel or taste.

The problem is, these thoughts can have a massive impact on your life.

You see...

Simple things like your parents telling you to be careful when you were growing up stay with you for life.

Subconsciously, you keep in your mind that you shouldn't take risks...

You shouldn't be adventurous...

You should take the safe option.

You then spend the rest of your life, holding back...

And never reaching your true potential.

All because you held onto a thought.

All because your parents were looking out for you.

Of course, there are many other thoughts we hold onto that cause far worse problems and issues than that.

Feelings of being worthless...

Unattractive...

Useless...

Stupid...

To blame for everything that goes wrong.

The list goes on.

But every single one of them...

They're just thoughts.

The problem is, these thoughts have a massive impact on the person holding onto them.

The good news, however...

You can change your thoughts...

You can destroy the images they create...

You can change the emotions they cause...

You can create new, empowering thoughts.

Read this post to see how.

In the meantime...

Make a list of the thoughts that you carry around with you...

So you can start to dismantle them...

One by one.

Until next time...

Keith Jones

Keith Jones

Living a Life of Purpose