For much of my life, I believed my thoughts were beyond my control. They just entered my mind automatically and did whatever they wished to do. Even worse, I believe that I was my thoughts.
Thankfully, I discovered that nothing could further from the truth. We are not our thoughts. Instead, we are the thinkers of our thoughts. We are the creators of our thoughts that flow through our minds and, given this fact, we can change our thoughts if we choose to do so.
This seemingly obvious insight was an epiphany for me. I soon became far more aware of the thoughts I allowed into my mind and the inner dialogue that takes place within everyone of us every waking hour of every living day.
I began to pay complete attention to the quality of my thoughts. This awareness was the first step to changing them. Over a matters of months, I trained my mind to focus only on positive, inspiring, and enlightening thoughts. And in doing so, I saw the outer circumstances of my life change.
Just as you are not your thoughts, you are not your mood. You are the creator of the moods you experience— mood that you can change in a single instant. If you choose to do so, you can fell peace in a moment of stress, joy in a time of sadness, and energy during a time of fatigue.
Writing from the author of the book i am reading by Robin Sharma