DISTORTED TRUTH - mind battles
I am convinced that often the times that we find ourselves deceived internally, are the times when we aren’t able to tell the difference between what is the truth and what are lies. The internal dialogue that happens in our minds can be a major battle… One that I find myself fighting. I have spent so much time and energy deciphering my thoughts, pulling them apart and working-out what to believe about myself and what to dismiss as total (insert appropriate word💩).
But heres the thing that I have found… it’s easy to recognise a straight-up lie screaming at you… something so ridiculously untrue can easily be rejected… and I know how to shut that down pretty quick. But a subtly-whispered-warped-truth makes its way into our internal landscape on the sly… and it causes a ☁️ cloud of confusion I can’t seem to see through - confusion I can get stuck in, confusion that causes doubt, confusion that feeds insecurities and ultimately confusion that can hold us back from all we are destined to be. Heres how it works… my mind receives a thought that has some level of truth to it… but the truth is twisted into a crafty deceit intended to rip me off🐍.
It could be a fact about your family used against you to undermine you, or related to how you have grown up to stop you flourishing. It could be a mistake that you have made to make you feel unworthy. Whatever it is... Look pass the distortion and search for the clear truth.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO?
- Don’t overthink it. The more we dwell on it, the more opportunity the lie has to prosper. Sometimes the best thing that you can do is to simply just stop thinking about whatever it is. Redirect your thoughts to something positive. 🐍🐊🐉
- Involve trusted people who are going to speak the truth over your life. I think it's important that we process these things to an extent with a close friend or someone who truly wants the best for you. What's interesting is that when you speak it out loud or write it down - you hear and see it for how ridiculous the lie actually is. There have been times that I have laughed at myself midway through sharing my thoughts with my friends because in the process of it coming out - the truth becomes quite clear. 🌱🌴🌳🌲☘️🍀🍃🌺🌸
Distorted-truth. It's basically a laced-up lie. Beware of it. Recognise it. Be proactive about it. Our thoughts can be seeds in the garden… or weeds. Our choice. 🐍🐊🐉🌿🌱🌴🌳🌲☘️🍀🍃🌺🌸🌼🌾🌹🌷💐☁️☀️☁️☀️