The power of thought is transformative. It shapes our reality, fuels our actions, and determines our life’s trajectory. While some thoughts can weigh us down, others have the potential to set us free, igniting sparks of joy and contentment. Delve into a collection of profound reflections, curated from a vibrant online community of introspective individuals. These are the thoughts that have not only shifted perspectives but have also paved the way for a more fulfilling, happier life.
1. It’s Okay To Make Mistakes
One member of the forum explains that no one is perfect, and mistakes are just as important as success. He argues that mistakes are the precursor to doing what’s right, and you only need to “stop, reevaluate, and do something” differently when you find out you’ve erred.
2. If You Make a Wrong Turn While Driving, That’s Fine
Someone, speaking to drivers in particular, considers beating yourself up for taking the wrong turn unnecessarily. He says, “If you’ve made a wrong turn, that’s fine. Just go the wrong way, turn around when safe, and then find the right turn.
We all have GPS these days, too.” a thread contributor chips in, claiming, “A good driver will miss a turn from time to time. A bad driver never will.”
3. Take Chances
Describing the crucial place of risk-taking, a first user represents his thought in the powerful words of Hunter S. Thompson, asking you to “Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well…maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”
4. Worry Less About What People Think
Are you guilty of this one? Someone explains how we get hooked by other people’s opinions of us too many times, even when most people hardly care about what others do with their lives.
“No one really cares about me,” he exemplifies, suggesting that people are too busy thinking about themselves to think about others. He says that makes him worry less than he used to.
5. It’s Not Going To Happen Just Because You Think It
One individual who painted a picture of how they were caged in dying thoughts and were on the edge of ending their life a couple of times suddenly realized that if it were to be, it would have, and because it hasn’t, it wouldn’t.
That moment marked the beginning of their mental liberation and renewed their will to live more.
6. Saying No Won’t Make the World Fall Apart
Mike, a participant on the thread, says his librating moment was when he knew a “no” answer would not fall his world apart or make him lose those dear to him. A second user chimes that being able to say “no” is the first sign of a self-conscious mind.
7. Know When To Be Carefree
An accidental philosopher on the thread says caring less about the negative actions of others doesn’t have to translate to holding anger within oneself so as not to react badly.
He says it is, instead, a “refusal to assign my energy, time, or reaction to any stimuli I deem unworthy.”
8. Bad Relationships Don’t Always Mean Bad People
When relationships go south, they may end with some self-resentment, but someone thinks they’ve stopped thinking their great relationships ended horribly because something was wrong with them, and they want you to think the same way if you want a happy life.
A second commenter explains they are grateful for the thought pattern and are still trying to learn not to blame themselves when a friendship falls apart because some unions are meant for the splitting, whether we like it or not.
9. People Make Time for What’s Important
Giving cues on how not to get stuck in the relational games of others, a contributor suggests that “when someone is genuinely interested in you, they will make Time. When they aren’t, they won’t.”
10. You’re Not Your Thought
Thoughts could be great or not, but they don’t have to define you; one use implies. Even though your thoughts are a precursor to your actions, they are immaterial until your acts make them real, a second user adds, asking that people stop beating themselves up in their heads because of how they think.
11. This, Too, Shall Pass
As basic a cliche as this may sound, time and change are the most constant thing, according to a wise sage on the thread. She reminds us that when it gets hard, it’ll get better too. Everything, good or bad, passes; it’ll only be a matter of time.
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