My Mind Is Not Always My Friend

bookHow to Get Through the Maze of Life

All of us have had childhood traumas that may still determine our behavior to this day—whether or not we are aware of it.

  • Our defenses keep us from seeing truths and acting on them. They keep us stuck, no matter how much we tell ourselves we’d like to change.
  • Because our mind’s machinery is programmed to retain its control, it tends to keep us frozen in place, seeing the world the same way we’ve always seen it and feeling the same. As long as we allow our mental machinery to run us, we will continue being generally unhappy.
  • Fortunately, instead of living in the past and letting it determine our future, we can bring ourselves into the present and create a future with far more possibilities than we’ve ever imagined.