“The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs.” ~Wayne Dyer.
When you learn to observe your thoughts instead of analysing them, you’re on your way to living a life without stress or anxiety. People have thoughts all of the time, they are the remnants of history that people cling to in order to give their life meaning. The thoughts that effect people emotionally are the dangerous ones because they are the ones that will keep them awake at night, be they angry, sad or happy thoughts they still cause damage because if you don’t get a good night’s sleep your mind will suffer and this is passed on to the immune system which will affect the body; if this pattern is allowed to continue, it’s the beginning of a downward spiral.
The way to stop the downward spiral is to let these thoughts pass you by, you’ve already spent time on them when the event happened so no amount of analysing them is going to change what happened in the past. The only thing you should do is observe the thought and let it pass, to continue to analyse it will only do you harm. If you continue to let your thoughts pass, you will have trained your brain to ignore the past and start living in the now where you exist. Your mind will be free from stress and anxiety and you will be living a far happier life.
“Always keep your mind as clear as the sky on a sunny summer’s day, empty of all thoughts.”