What does a TV show have to do with lies and life in the mind.
A TV show started the thinking
Silence and observation are great tools to add to life as you sojourn through. That way you don’t miss the illustrations and lessons to be learnt, lessons that could prevent waste and pain. One such illustration presented itself as I watched a trailer to a TV show (can’t remember the name). But basically this is it: A young girl had lived with immense guilt, a damaged self esteem and depression, because someone (I think her father) had told her that her mother had committed suicide because of something she did. The devastating guilt and trauma led her to drugs and waste. She had achieved nothing of value and sabotaged a lot because she didn’t think she deserved it. For some reason she also ended up in the foster system.
Now aged out at 18 she somehow was finally meeting her mother’s family. Please don’t ask for details as it was a quick trailer and a lot unexplained within it. As she spoke to her Aunts she realized her mother never committed suicide, that she died of natural causes. The teenager was so shocked and angry that she had basically lived her life believing in a lie that had consumed her. She wondered aloud who she could have become if she hadn’t lived with the lie that had led her to destructive drug taking, self sabotage at school, and a really purposeless existence.
And such is life. What illustration do you get from this?
What’s stuck in your head?
Have you ever thought about the thoughts or images screaming in your mind, that you believe as truth, and have shaped your life? Do you even know if they are lies? What really is the root cause of low self image, self sabotage, and unhealthy habits? It’s what’s going on in our minds. The words that go on and on, always triggered by something or someone when we least expect it – what someone said to us, what we read, what we heard, what we saw. They enter our soul and mingle with our belief, and BOOM! something grows. The simple truth is as long as you live on planet earth and interact with society, you will have a belief shaped in you, you will have words that sit in your cerebral cortex. Truth or lies.
If truth, you will blossom.
If lies, you will wither.
So how do we know what is truth?
Truth is life
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Note how all these things evoke goodness (or good feelings). Honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, worthy of praise. How do they make you feel? Not destructive, or angry, or doubtful, or shame, or guilt, or blame, or inferior, or pain, or less. Truth will make you blossom.
Where are these words found? In scriptures they are so nicely laid. The author of these scriptures is truth. A love story really. You are intrinsically valuable.
Listen to what you are saying to yourself. Listen to what others are saying to you. Has that made you wither or blossom a bit at a time? Then you can judge.
Finally, even if what you did was wrong, and it be reminded to you again and again…remember, that to forgive yourself is the most precious gift you can accept, the most soothing balm. Nothing in life is above your value as a human. Think on these things and go for life in the mind.