Have you sat down and think about why it feels so real and lively when you watch a movie that touched you or horror movies despite the fact that it’s a stage play?
You guess may just be good as mine or you don’t have any idea?
I mean, doesn’t it baffle you that despite the fact that you know you are watching a staged play, you still react helplessly to it like a kid? Or aren’t there times when you watch a horror movie and it suddenly triggers feelings of fear and anxiety?
Some people even start hating certain characters calling them wicked even in real life. Lol.
My dear, here’s the reason. You are not your mind. You only have a mind. And while you know that the movie isn’t real, the guy inside (Your mind) cannot differentiate between reality and fiction.
Hence, whatever your senses feeds it, it instantly acts on it. That’s why when you are called “stup*d,” you get upset even when you know you aren’t.
Your unconscious mind cannot tell whether it’s true or not. So, that’s why you respond with feelings of anger, fear, anxiety or sadness.
Knowledge, they say is power. So, henceforth, be mindful of the things you subject your mind to. If the news doesn’t make you feel good, stop listening to it.
If there’s anyone who brings you bad memories and you can’t control it, feel free to avoid them. And be unapologetic about it because it’s your sanity we are talking about here.
Desist from watching things that will cause you panic and flee from naysayers because their words will only cripple you. Guard your heart with all due diligence because out of it comes the issues of life.
But I love the way Mahatma Gandhi put it. He said, “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” So, avoid dirty feet!