Perspective on Platitudes

“Problems bother me only to the degree I permit.”

This is a powerful statement for me and I often work on it on my healthy sober journey. It’s truly amazing what happens when I not only read positive quotes or statements but put them into ACTION. This is key. (Seems obvious, doesn’t it? But if you are prone to negative thinking as I am, the work it takes to rewire your brain isn’t easy. It’s f&*$ing hard.) Incredibly, research and science have proven that powerful thinking creates new neural pathways in our brain. Reading about this phenomenon changed my perspective. I recognize the internet is full of positive thinking quotes but they only become platitudes if we don’t actually work on or practice them.

7 thoughts on “Perspective on Platitudes

  1. “But if you are prone to negative thinking as I am, the work it takes to rewire your brain isn’t easy.”

    This is a statement that is rarely heard, and I really admire that this is an active thing you’re doing in your life — and that you’re so open about it. You don’t hear about this from anyone, y’know?

    On my journey, I’ve heard about the plasticity of the brain and how it can be rebuilt (The Shallows by Carr).

    Love this blog, I’m putting it on my list. Thank you.

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