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Empowering Thoughts Only

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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Empowering Thoughts Only

The mental noise, the inner chatter, the monkey mind.

It can get too loud.

It can seem too real.

It can cause too much damage.

It happens to all of us

This inner chatter goes on and on in everyone’s mind. You might always be aware of it of this mental noise, because it has become a deeply embedded habit, and is considered as a natural and inseparable part of life.

Remez Sasson

It has become all too common for me.

I was almost destroyed by it.

Because I believed it.

I thought it was real.

It can happen to you too.

Disciplined thoughts

In the new year, I am making a conscious effort.

To discipline my thoughts.

First by acknowledging it. Trying to silent the inner chatter is like trying to prevent from ever falling sick. You might succeed for a while but then the inevitable will happen.

Once it’s been acknowledged, the next step is to neutralize it. This, for me, is often putting it in writing.

After it being neutralized, feed the mind with empowering thoughts only.

You’ll be tested

It’s only been 3 days.

And fuck. Have I been tested already.

Don’t expect to completely replace the mental noise with empowering thoughts in the first few days. Or even weeks.

But like a muscle, you can build it up over time.

Soon, empowering thoughts will rule your mind.

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.