Starting Over After a Catastrophic Loss
Recovering your life
Truth 10: Change your thoughts change your life. You have the power to change your life in a spectacular way simply by changing your thought patterns… The best way to control your thoughts is to control your words. Words create a pattern of belief within the brain that each of us goes over, again and again, every single day. For instance, how often do you use words such as angry, overwhelmed, sad, unlucky, or failure to describe yourself? And when you do, how does it make you feel? Grief creates habits and beliefs in our minds that don’t serve us. Grief’s habits are egocentric and aimed at continuing the behavior we use to alleviate the pain of our loss. Pain often leads us to develop unhealthy attachments to things like food, alcohol, or watching TV. These quick fixes numb the mind and distract us, but they don’t lead to authentic happiness and success in life.