Reflecting on opposite world and how thoughts have changed for the better.
Thought before: I better get my act together.
Thought today: How in the heck is my act coming together?
Thought before: I’ve got to make this work.
Thought today: This is working better if I just step out of the way.
Thought before: I’ve got to choose my attitude.
Thought today: How in the heck did I wake up on the “right” side of the bed?
Thought before: What’s wrong with me?
Thought today: Everything, but at least I now know.
Thought before: If I tell them what I’m feeling, they’ll think I’m crazy.
Thought today: It seems they already know.
Thought before: The sky is falling.
Thought today: Something tells me it is going to be okay.
Thought before: Never let them see you sweat.
Thought today: What’s big enough to sweat?
Thought before: This is important to me.
Thought today: Am I really that important?
Thought before: Everyone else has it all figured out.
Thought today: No one has it all figured out.
Thought before: We’re going to crash.
Thought today: If so, it seems the sooner the better.
Thought before: There is so much pain and suffering.
Thought today: What else is there that is a sufficient enough signal to derive change?
One of the stranger twists to locating opposite world and finding Owderblue happened when I finally began to share these “before” thoughts. It wasn’t that I didn’t find plenty of company that would support the thoughts. I found more than plenty of support for the “before” thoughts. It was when others shared these thoughts back that I began to question them a little more. Oddly, it seemed the thoughts were more out of whack when I heard them played back from others versus listening to the revolving solo track I had playing in my head.
Then, it hit me like a hammer to the melon. If my thinking was askew, and yours seemed a little off as well, this was a bigger conundrum that I first thought.
So grateful today that my thinking is changing and Owderblue is a possible reality. Never would’ve thought the answer would be such polar opposite. But, then I really don’t see how I would’ve thought my way out of a thinking problem, either. Even as I tried and tried and tried…