“Our beliefs and habits cause us to drop any visual or sensory input from our awareness in order to match up with our ‘internal map’ of reality.” @johnassaraf
What is your internal map of reality? Do you even know that you have one?
Psst…I didn’t know it for a very long time.
It changed when I was introduced to coaching through journaling ✍️. For the very first time, I could see my thoughts 💭👀. For the very first time, I was in control.
Yes, it was scary. If I could make a picture of my mind at that time, it would look like the busiest airport you have ever visited.
Just imagine: you are travelling, you have to switch planes in a different country. You don’t know the language. There are signs but you have no clue what they say. You try to ask people around but everyone is so busy trying to figure out their own “shit.” The “Information ℹ️ desk” that is supposed to make your life easier is not even open. Your mind is spinning around. The worst scenarios of being stuck in an unwanted situation are becoming very vivid. Emotions are rising up. You don’t want to miss your flight! You don’t want to be here! You start to feel lost, lonely and uncomfortable. Somebody Help Me!!!
Journal writing helped me to become aware of how my “internal map of reality” is running my life.
So what is an internal map of reality?
Your thinking patterns are your map. Thinking patterns are responsible for how you view the world and what choices you make.
Tip: Get to know your “internal map of reality”. It will change your life in a positive way. You will become calmer and happier.
Being a pilot is better than being a passenger. As a pilot, you are in control. You are never going to miss your flight.