When something bad happens, it’s easy to react negatively. You might feel anger, sadness, guilt, or shame. However, it’s up to you how you choose to respond.
Matthew Micheletti joins us in this episode to talk about his and his wife’s book, Inner Work. They talk about what you can do to catch yourself from spiraling into the negative patterns of your mind. Your choice could be the key to turning a bad situation into lasting happiness.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
Instead of exerting time and effort into pursuing comfort, put your energy into inner work. It takes a lot of effort, courage and discipline. Though there’s a hard road ahead, it’ll all be worth it.
[09:30] Addictions of the Mind
Your mind can be addicted to emotions and encourage thoughts and beliefs that feed this. When you do inner work, you must experience discomfort. Be aware of your mind’s patterns. It takes discipline and control to avoid following what your ego tells you to do.
You learn shame from someone else. Your mind ends up combining self-worth with the choices you make. However, remember that you are always loved and worthy.
Shame and guilt don’t help anyone. You must be accountable for what you do.
In every circumstance, you always have the freedom to choose. In that time, stay in discomfort and truly think about your choice. Your response determines whether you suffer or turn difficult times into something beautiful and good.
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“Anything the ego promises you, it delivers you the exact opposite of that promise.” - Matt
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“Shame, the feeling that I’m not good enough, wasn’t a thought that was created. It was a thought that I inherited or learned.” - Matt
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“You were still doing the very best you could at all times, even if what you were doing was wrong. And that’s why you don’t have to add guilt on top of your action.” - Matt
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“Every single external circumstance that happens to us that’s negative, there’s always an empowered option.” -Matt
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