You are NOT defined by your past

‘Your character is not defined by what happened in the past, but how you pick yourself up after the blows of your past’.

Any anxiety sufferers in the house? If you are anything like me, you may have experienced that disorientating feeling of fear, panic or loss that happens as soon as you wake. Rationally there was no reason to feel scared. I woke up in my bed, in my mother’s house and yet there it was.

The human mind is ingenious, capable of incredible things, yet the reptilian side of the brain is wired for us to feel fear. We have unconscious patterns of thoughts focused on the past and things that we did wrong. In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.

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