Have you ever let go of a persistent unhelpful pattern of thought? As I’ve attempted to let go of automatic thought patterns I’ve noticed that my mind has no shortage of other patterns that work just as efficiently as fuel for thought.
One of the easiest thought patterns to get trapped in is complaining. Complaining can be effortless, especially when it involves a situation where a correction really needs to be made. But situations can be righted in ways that don’t create personal blame, negative energy, and food for more autopilot thinking. A helpful question to ask before complaining about a situation is, “Am I taking this personally?” Right away a space is created between your reaction and your conscious self.
I’ve been too excited about the rebroadcast of Oprah and Tolle’s A New Earth web-series, and I love the following video because it so clearly lays out the two ways to complain, their consequences, and how to end up with your desired outcome.