The most self-abusive impact is that a poor attitude inhibits a reverent experience of the world. If we’re too busy lost in the noise that this form of mood creates, then we miss out on the small things that makes life so wonderful. Yes it may be raining, which challenges our temperament and commute to work, but did we admire the rainbow? Did we actually listen to the meditative sounds of the dripping water? Did we see the artistic way the water ran off that roof? What about that child that was dancing in the puddles?
We’ve all suffered emotionally throughout our lives. Similarly, we’ve all experienced trauma, regardless to what degree it personally manifested. When we’re born, we’re forced through environmental conditioning, which will always have both its positives and negatives. Our greatest influences are generally our parents, followed by our peers and the societal and cultural paradigms of our time. Yet, once we become an adult, each and every one of us has the ability to alleviate our own suffering by redesigning our mind into a more functional and healthy state of existence.
My point is that there’s something so bloody powerful that comes from this understanding. The subconscious functions according to not just the stories it has been told (by either you or your experience), but the images related to those stories too. It doesn’t matter if those stories and images are accurate or not, or helping us or not, because they are the actual reality of the unconscious part of our mind. And this is where it gets amazing; our lower minds can essentially be hacked so that they operate more aligned with our conscious will.