On my quest for personal growth, which is essentially what all my blog posts are about, I watch and listen to a lot of very inspirational folks from all over the world.
I wish to share this video with you.
This was my latest find and it just made sense. All that was said. It gave a clear path to personal happiness, which we all need.
Kunal Nayyar, better known for his tv roles, talks about how to stop resisting your own mind, and using your thoughts as a tool to help you reach peace and letting go of the resistance in order to be fulfilled.
Jay Shetty talks about choosing new thoughts when you don’t like the thoughts you are holding onto, and how to let go of it all to live a simpler, more fulfilled life.
This video really hit home for me.
Dealing with anxiety, I spent the first 40 years of my life holding onto old thoughts, replaying the tapes in my head as Kunal talks about. I admittedly hold onto far too many thoughts that do not serve me any purpose, in this moment, and I often resist my own ability to heal them or change them. We are all responsible for our own thoughts, our own reactions, our own actions. No one can MAKE you feel a certain way – you are choosing to feel the way you choose to feel. And if you don’t like the way it feels, you can change it.
It’s all within you, within your mind, within the way you approach your thoughts and live by them. While some thoughts are harder to harness than others, all can be healed or released if we just stop resisting. I have been a chronic resister, stuck in belief patterns that didnt serve me, leaving me anxious and hard on myself.
Watching videos such as this helps bring be back to my true and authentic path, where I know that the anxiety I feel is not permamant as I can choose other thoughts.
This is something I work on developping within myself daily, but more so in the last few months when I really discovered my ability to become a better version of me.
May this video bring you inspiration too:
Just remember – if you have a worry, don’t let it define you. You can be happy and peaceful and this worry will slip away. It’s all in the thoughts you choose to have, or what you do with the thoughts that do not bring you joy. I’m decluttering my brain.
I have added meditation to my daily practice To that end, as Kunal talks about, I have added meditation to my days which has changed… my… life. I’m grateful. And hopeful. Calm and free. I am certainly not “fixed” as we are always a work in progress (to quote Sophia Bush, another great speaker) but I am also a masterpiece in the making. I am both and proud of it.
I am not my thoughts. I am stronger than my thoughts and can learn to manage them and harness them and not let anxious thoughts define who I will be today. I am still working on it, but I am a better and more authentic me every single day while I continue on this journey. You can too.
For more great videos, check out more Jay Shetty on Youtube. He does great podcasts and amazing live meditations, three of which I did in the last 24 hours which has left me feeling light as air and comforted.
I will be writing a lot more about meditation soon. For now, it’s time to put down my phone and reflect on this.