Saturday, 26 November 2016

How Mean We Are To Ourselves At Times.

Sabotaging our reality.

A lot of people will merely raise their eyebrows, roll their eyes and do an imaginary finger roll at the head. That is when they are told that what they say and think about themselves, creates their life and reality. Is it esoteric or is it common sense?

You know, we all do it. Mumbling to ourselves, the various insults and critiques we deem fit. Oh, they can range from the way we look, to the way we parallel park (!), to the way we conceive our intellect. Sometimes we're not even aware of our negative self talk.

" There can be no positive result through negative attitude.
Think positive. Live positive. "

Albert Einstein.

Not everyone will agree, but I believe that what we whisper to ourselves creates and becomes our reality. We think it we ink it. Just like anything else, it takes practice and perseverance to only be kind to ourselves. By the way, our inner self doesn't understand irony or double negative expressions...

Some of the kids I help with English, will at times burst out in frustration and say that they are too stupid to understand parts of the English language. But, they only say it to me once because I straight away tell them that they should never ever call themselves stupid, because they are not. Lazy perhaps, but with a bit of hard work, even the mysteries of English grammar will be solved.

Changing their self talk changes their fears of English and I suppose of many other subjects as well. It is so amazing to see them adjust their expectations. Suddenly, it's not a question of passing a test or not, but more a case of getting a good grade that reflects their true ability.

We should choose one day a week in which we drop all those adverse adjectives describing ourselves and only use favourable ones...Just imagine what we could suddenly achieve?

" The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. "
Albert Einstein