Don’t limit yourself to reading the same books over and over. Venture into new aisles, explore unfamiliar genres, and allow yourself the joy of discovering fresh narratives.
Life. It’s a wonderful mystery, an epic novel filled with twists and turns, joys and sorrows, moments of stillness and turbulent storms. Our experiences, emotions, dreams, and fears – all are chapters in the book of life that we are continuously writing. But have you ever stopped to consider the role our thoughts play in this journey? They are, in essence, the books on the shelves of our mind, and each one has a story to tell.
Our mind can be likened to a vast library, housing an extensive collection of books, each representing a different thought. Did you ever watch the Disney film ‘Inside Out’? I Imagine it to be kind of like that. The feelings we experience are the stories within these books, unfurling page by page as we engage with them. And just like in a library, we have the choice of which books we want to open and read.
Some books on our shelf are well-thumbed, their stories as familiar as old friends. They may carry comforting narratives of joy, love, and hope. Reading these often leaves us feeling happy, optimistic, and full of positivity. Yet, other books might contain tales of challenges, loss, or fear. We all have these books on our shelves; their stories may cause discomfort, but they are also a part of our life’s script.
However, it’s crucial to remember that we hold the power to choose which book to pick up and engage with. Sometimes we delve into a book, and the story leaves us feeling uneasy or unhappy. But it doesn’t mean we have to continue reading it or to finish it. We can always put that book back on the shelf and select another.
We can’t always control what happens to us, the twists and turns life takes are often unexpected. Yet, we have a choice in how we respond, and that lies in the books we decide to read. So if a story makes you uncomfortable, remember, it’s okay to put that book back on the shelf. To put it back until another day when you might be better equipped to read its contents.
Our life is ever-unfolding, and our emotions are intricately tied to our thoughts – the books we choose to read. By choosing which of our thoughts we give energy, we have the power to navigate through life’s plot twists and turns in a more balanced, peaceful, and fulfilling way.
Remember, the library of your mind is vast. Don’t limit yourself to reading the same books over and over. Venture into new aisles, explore unfamiliar genres, and allow yourself the joy of discovering fresh narratives. In life’s library, every book has its place, and every story is worth understanding. But it’s up to us to decide which ones we allow to shape our journey.