Excerpt from “Be Who You Want to Be by Realizing You’re Not Who You Think,” by Melinda Csikos, posted on Tiny Buddha.
I believe we all go through dark phases when our image of ourselves breaks and we start thinking less of ourselves. This phase can pass after some time if we let it, but if we insist on clinging to the picture of ourselves in our minds, it will be harder to get through it.
The good news is: you are whoever you choose to be.
It’s not a coincidence that all the great spiritual masters spoke about detaching from our thoughts. Our thoughts do not represent reality. We are the ones who choose to believe that they are real, when, in fact, they have nothing to do with reality.
No matter what situation life presents us, we can always choose to view ourselves the way we want.
You can either view yourself as a victim or as the hero who lived through all the controversy. It’s all a matter of perspective.
Melinda has a very lovely website/blog with loads of great articles. Give yourself a few minutes to peruse it; you’ll be happy you did.