Warning: “Reflection in this mirror may be distorted by the socially constructed idea of ‘beauty’ Unknown

You agree that we live in a world of distortion, illusion and half-truths.

Who is responsible?

My friend, it’s none other than yourself aided by the society!!

“Life isn’t complicated.

The reason it appears complicated to you is that you are in a very distorted state of mind.

That’s the basic premise of Buddhism – that you’re in a very distorted state of mind.” Frederick Lenz

Why your mind tends to get distorted?

It’s very simple.

You think too much because you think you are intelligent.

You develop cognitive distortion as an easier route to enduring all those unhappy life situations. (After all, ‘life’ is never easy on you)

Maybe you are making the best efforts to survive?

Cognitive distortion over time becomes your habit and you start living in a world full of distortion.

Your brain lies to you at every opportunity possible

“Distortion upon distortion: . . . the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes” Laozi

Naturally, you trust what goes on in your brain.

The whole problem starts when you start respecting the second guess from your brain.

And thus, you are trapped in quicksand which is of your own making!

How can you stop this?

In extreme cases, Cognitive behaviour therapists come to your rescue.

What is the best solution?

Don’t believe everything that you think!

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking”
Eckhart Tolle

And do you know a fun fact?

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t- you’re right” Henry Ford

Then why make life complicated??

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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