The power of separating facts from thoughts is key to creating your better, fuller, and bolder life.
When it comes to ho we interact with our thoughts, there are two types of people:
- Those who believe their interpretation (thoughts) of a situation to be factual truth
- Those who observe their thoughts without creating an opinion about the situation or making it mean something about them
If you tend to be the first type, I have been there. The work that lies ahead for you is to separate what happens in your brain; separate the thoughts in your mind from facts.
When you believe that what you’re thinking is factual information, you are limiting yourself to what you can create and achieve in your life
Why? Because you’re always refrained by the social construct that have defined the reality you’re currently living in.
When you believe that your thoughts and opinions in life are factual information, you keep repeating the same thing. As a result, you repeat the same patterns, cycles, and reality throughout your entire life.
SEPARATING FACTS FROM THOUGHTS: WHERE IT STARTS
When we start differentiating thoughts from fact, we also need to understand choice and consent.
We need to fully assume our agency to believe what we want in our life.
This is challenging. Especially, if you are someone like me who has spent most of her life believing that thinner was better, food had to be controlled, and money was scarce.
These were my beliefs, and I didn’t know that I could change them. Now I have changed them, and I know that you can too.
SEPARATING FACTS FROM THOUGHTS: 3 STEPS
The human brain is set to keep repeating our current reality. Therefore, if you want to start separating facts from thoughts, you need to make an intentional change.
Here’s a 3-step process to start separating facts from thoughts:
- Pause. Take a breath.
- Question. Is it true?
- Choose. I can choose to think of something else. This is where your power comes in.
If this conversation is sparking something in you, you’ll also love Episode 323 of the Going Beyond the Food Show, where we explore the concept of making quality decisions to create your undieted life.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode:
- What to do if you believe every thought in your brain
- The 3-step process to start separating facts from thoughts
- How to reclaim your power from your thoughts