Are we nothing but thoughts?

What is Confirmation Bias
Drawing by Adrian Serghie

I believe we’re one stupid question away from unlocking our full potential. Even if today we need money, houses, relations, cars, jewelries, social status, vacations, anything and everything our society values, everything can be achieved through thought. I don’t know what that question is and that’s why I keep asking. Maybe one day I’ll find the right answer that opens that door.

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

Yes, our thought process is what makes the difference. Our beliefs and the world we created inside our heads is what we’re living day in and day out. There is nothing out there if there isn’t up here. Once we see something with our mental eyes, we start seeing that outside as well.

The thoughts to which we give power is what defines us. You know I’ve said this countless times, but only because it’s true to me, and I believe it’s true to you as well. If you don’t believe there is kindness in the world, will you be able to see it? Probably not, because you’ll be too busy to see the evil. This the reason why Galileo Galilei has been condemned by the Catholic Church for suspicion of heresy. No one could imagine the Earth is not the center of the universe. No one could see evidence for that because no one was looking for it. The outside truth meant nothing. All that mattered was the inside one.

Almost everything in this world has been discovered because someone somewhere asked a question. I strongly believe that the better we know ourselves, the happier we can be. We usually get upset because we’re letting someone else decide who are we and most of the time, we don’t know. I suggest we should change that because if we know who we are, we won’t let someone else decide that.

How can we know ourselves better? Well, by asking some questions and by observing what answers come up. If we know what our pleasures and our fears are, we can do more to be happy and we can try harder to overcome our fears.

All the answers are within ourselves… we just need to ask and listen. Just don’t expect it to be easy. If it would, everybody would’ve been happy.

17 thoughts on “Are we nothing but thoughts?

  1. Love this, Bogdan!
    Guess this is why overthinkers “have all the questions” and “the answers”. We hypothesize everything within our lives before we “jump” because we just need to internally ask ourselves questions to help us make sound decisions or analyze our lives/environment.
    It may take us longer to do things but its better to err on the side of caution.

  2. Yes. We need to ask ourselves questions before we leap to innovations. We no longer imbibe the values of thinking processes in our lives. This is part of the reasons why people are not succeeding today. Nice write up

  3. Have I mentioned I love your writing? I feel like a journalist that wants to dig into someone’s mind. Thank you again for a wonderful, thought-provoking read.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I’ve always maintained that “the answer” is most likely just another question, because it is in the seeking that we find enlightenment.

  5. Very nice piece, Bogdan. I totally agree with the argument you’re making here. When I get disturbed about something, I always try to tell myself that my disturbance is an emotion that was triggered by a thought I had about some event that occurred in my life. Thus, in a sense, I am the creator of that disturbance.

  6. Our thoughts create our realities. I think we are more than simply thoughts, however. We are mind, body and spirit. Each has influence upon us and all three work together to make us human. -Rebecca

  7. Fantastic post. I’ve found it to be true that the more I ask myself, and then listen – and sometimes that takes a while – I find answers when I need them. I also find that I’m less worried about the “what ifs” because fretting over them just causes distress that may never happen.

  8. I live by this concept and practicing mindfulness. A blog you might enjoy is I can’t get enough of it! I really enjoy your writing and ideas as well. Gives me more dynamics to living by this mindset. Thoughts create and I choose happiness.

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