When imagination gets in the way
I found this one through the Wellness Warrior and it got me thinking… (Warning: Might not be ideal for mid-afternoon slumps!)
I’ve done this so many times, and something tells me I’m not the only one.
We create these ideas in our heads of how people will react, what they’ll think, what they’ll say; and often formulate our relationships and friendships around that imaginary idea rather than the real experience. How many times have you filtered what you say or do towards someone through the IDEA of what you think that person is or should be?
And then there’s that other thing we do – the one where you build a picture in your mind and wave aside the real life picture, because you’re gunning for that one you built in your imagination. Even though you know full well that NOTHING in real life is going to look exactly as you imagined it. Nothing. And you know it.
But the imaginary picture is what you’re used to so it feels safer.
Let this be a lesson to me.
Too heavy for a Wednesday afternoon? This was SO not on the blog schedule for this week!