The Door to Our Mind

Our minds are powerful places.

Though most wouldn’t recognize the fear, in order to accept it, they prefer not to be… Lots in their thoughts.

I said just that two nights ago. I’m afraid of being in my head…

But, I didn’t understand why. Why do I fear thinking about what’s in my head? Do you understand why that is, for you?

There’s lots in there… Tons of useful knowledge, slideshows of births and weddings, vacations and birthdays. There’s flashbacks of children and reunions, rejoicing, and surprises.

There’s mistakes we’ve made, and that’s just as necessary. There’s images of moments that created a great deal of pain. There’s moments that were dangerous and dark.

We all hold all such things in our minds. What about any of them creates fear?

Are we incapable of facing truth?

Are we unable to process a situation in such a way that can lead to growth?

Are we unaware that no situation has power over us, unless we give consent?

Are we incomprehensive to the memories themselves, that we can’t sort emotions from facts?

When I laid on my bed last night, I asked myself such questions.

What about the memories with him, do I miss?

What lessons can I learn?

What’s the truth of the situation, the actual truth?

What concent am I giving my hurt and mind?

Emotions can cloud reality, because they’re just as powerful.

But, emotions waver and change….

Truth does not.

That’s what makes a journal through your experience necessary… Every. Single. One. The truth is in there… You just have to be willing to see it.

5 Replies to “The Door to Our Mind”

  1. simplywendi says:

    I so agree…………truth is a very beautiful yet terrifying concept……..sometimes too scary to revisit. Great post!

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  2. Julie Krupp says:

    You’ve given everyone a lot to think about with this one. We should always be questioning ourselves, maybe even more so when we think we have things figured out. When we are floundering the questions come nonstop, but when we are doing well we default to thinking we know enough. I personally struggle with separating emotions from facts, the feeling is even more important to me in most cases.

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    • Nova says:

      You made such a great point, about when we are doing poorly versus doing well. Thanks so much for reading and contributing such wisdom to this post!!

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  3. Manessah B. says:

    I so love this post, Nova, and it comes at a time when I really needed it. I would say in the past 5 plus years or so, I’ve become more comfortable with journeying my mind and reflecting on emotions and memories that have come and gone. Though some are painful, I get a bit of joy when I remind myself that I have come far from that time in my life and that it took those experiences to make me the person that I am today. I am not perfect and will always see myself as a work in progress, but some progress is better than none, right?

    I also love your quote about revisiting our roots. I agree and think that’s a must in life. Definitely a good way to rebalance ourselves when we are feeling off balance in life. Thank you for this beautiful post, my dear friend. Hope you are well and having an awesome start to your week!



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