Trade Your Valve for a Filter

 

Nothing can change for the worse or for the better when your mind works like a valve.

I was recently talking with a woman who was struggling. She had a lot of things on her mind and was really feeling stuck; she couldn’t take any more. She had closed her mind to protect herself from anything else that might go wrong, which is understandable.

Her mind was working like a valve; it didn’t let any additional bad things in – but it also didn’t let anything helpful in, either. To make matters even more challenging, she also couldn’t let any of her toxic thoughts out. Nothing could change for the worse or for the better.

Let go of some of the doubts, negative thoughts or toxic people in your life.

But, what if she traded her valve for a filter? Imagine being able to let good things in and let bad things out. Changing your valve for a filter could be as simple as letting go of some of the doubts, negative thoughts or toxic people in your life to make room for positive thoughts, actions and people.

Take a moment and reflect on this. By simply changing the way you think about things, your life can open up to many new possibilities. Do you have a valve you could trade for a filter?

– Mache Seibel, MD

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