A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

I have all kinds of thoughts that I want to share. I decided to touch on a few rather than write about one specific topic.

We create the life we have. I am not saying that we control what happens in our lives. I am not saying that positive thinking and focusing our energy will manifest in the things we want in our lives. Our beliefs about ourselves and the world and how we fit determine how we deal with the issues that arise in our lives. We can hold on to things and allow them to determine our future. Or, we can learn to accept those things we cannot change, change what we can, and move in a positive direction. Many of us allow the past to determine our future. We can change that.

Many of us spend a great deal of time dwelling on the past and the losses, mistakes, sadness we had experienced. Many also spend too much time concerned about what may or may not happen in the future. While we are so focused on either the past or future, our attention is not on the here and now and we are missing living our lives. The only thing that is real is “now.” The past is gone and doesn’t exist. The future hasn’t happened yet.

We all make mistakes. Learn from your experiences and avoid judging your self. Be kind and gentle with yourself. Accept your humanity.

These are some of the causes of depression and anxiety. With some effort you can improve your state of mind.