Do you ever have those days…

Do you ever have those days when you feel completely inadequate? Either you feel like you’re just not living up to the expectations of what the world says you should be, or you made the terrible mistake of comparing yourself to someone else…someone you believe is “smarter,” “richer,” “prettier,” “skinner,” “stronger,” “better,” etc…

Although I still get those days when I feel like I just don’t measure up, I’ve come to realize that it takes so much more inner strength and courage to stop trying to live up to standards that were never conceived by my own mind, but rather implanted into my mind by outside sources and unconsciously accepted as truth by my undisciplined/unguarded mind.

I like the idea of being the gatekeeper of my mind (I’m not my thoughts after all. I’m the awareness behind those thoughts). It’s a very liberating feeling for me to realize that I don’t have to believe everything that I think (or believe).

I can always decide that a thought is not benefiting me based on how I feel when I think it/believe it, and then I can choose to discard it if it makes me feel sucky, replacing it with a more empowering thought about myself or whatever situation I’m dealing with.

What thoughts/beliefs do you harbor about yourself/life that make you feel like crap? And which ones make you feel like a freaking rockstar?

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