What Life Toxins Belong in the Mental Dumpster and Why?

February 10, 2016

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Here is a short list of common Mental Life Pollutants:

Yesterday’s resentments

Angers

Grudges

Wounds

Unforgiveness

Limiting beliefs (“I am not smart enough”, “I would fail for sure if I tried that“)

 

They ARE clingy and stubborn.

 

They lead to many delusions:

“It is his fault”

“It is just pure coincidence that this happened”

Some things are simply a MUST

I have no choice

Your BENEFIT for sticking to those delusions is:

Stiffness

Stress

Mood shifts

Scums

Crusts

Rigidity

Waste

…… All things that belong in the Mental Dumpster.

Empty your psychic dumpster every day, and if you need to, even several times a day. PURGE!

Feeling a little better already? Great!

Let me know if you need extra help collecting and disposing of your psychic waste!

5 Comments. Leave new

Renata,
Such an interesting and complex topic.

…..mental garbage. I agree with you 100%. Get rid of it often!

By being programmed in a certain way it is easier not to escape nor change our behaviour and accumulate our mental “treasures”, “clutter”, our “stuff”. Comfort of the “known” makes us not very happy but more at home with ourselves.
The more we focus on our own feelings the more we slip to the “moody blues” and get angry,unhappy, grumpy…
Having a mission/focus in life seems to be helping with “inner demons”. When we are busy with things which matter to us, we tend to forget about wounds or grudges, and have a sense of personal satisfaction which elevates mood and a feeling of contentment.
Escaping from negative thinking, mindfully accepting moods, letting go…It’s kind of difficult but possible. It’s a ritual in a sense, depending of personality type- often very difficult. That mindfulness business ! Why no one was teaching us about mindfulness in the elementary school?
Now we can use our imagination to help us changing pattern of negative thinking by getting rid of just one negative thought a day.
For instance, imagine changing gears in a car. At first, you go slow, then go faster….later you have to be careful not to exceed the speed limit… I guess we can implement that into a “garbage” resolution….
I am not going to be angry tomorrow, no matter what!

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What a lovely and spirited comment! I appreciate the time and effort you took to think through and share your ideas about mental garbage. Your comment about mindfulness as ritual really resonated with me. Most of us have rituals in our daily lives, such as perhaps preparing breakfast (trying to stick to neutral ones here) for the family. It is a ceremony that involves repeating certain acts in a certain way. If we can do it with breakfast, we should be able to do it with other aspects of our existence. As long as the thought and awareness enter the mind.

Salut to your new ritual – “I am not going to be angry tomorrow, no matter what!”
PS. The metaphor with car shift gears – lovely. I think it may not have quite the reach in North America. I’m just saying , as my wonderful Atlanta friend used to say.

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Thank you Renata for your thoughts.
I have never been to Atlanta! There is something “site specific” about sayings. I love when people need just one or two words, and understand each other.

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February 11, 2016 12:23 am

Sono pienamente d’amore il tuo blog site e trovo la maggior razione dei messaggi proveniente da
succedere proprio quello sto cercando. potete donare scrittori ospiti su produrre contenuti nel vostro alea?
Nй mi dispiacerebbe la lavoro di un post ovvero
elaborando certi degli argomenti proveniente da cui scrivi ora.
Fino questo destino, il ambiente net !

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Hello Italy,
Thank you so much for your lovely comments (thanks to Google translate) about my blog. I will always consider guest posting or collaboration. But Italian language is not one of my skills. Could we do it in English?

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