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The Unsupervised Mind

Updated: Aug 11, 2020


It's not possible to write out everything that happens when our mind goes unsupervised in one blog post (hmmm..... I may have just come up with a book title for me to write one day), but I'll give you the gist of it.

Story #1: A few weeks ago, I was super sick. Like stay in bed, can't move my head, can't think straight, kind of sick. So obviously, I wasn't making phone calls or texting people. Including one of my really good friends who I'm in touch with almost daily. I was too sick to reach out (this lasted for about a week). But strangely, she wasn't calling or texting me either during that same time. And here's what my brain thought and believed to be true. "She must be mad at me." Seriously. I absolutely believed it. And so not only was I sick in bed, tossing and turning, but my mind was tossing and turning with what I could possibly have done to upset her. And then, as I'm almost 100% back to myself, I get a call from her. "Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry I haven't called or texted. I've been sick for the past week!" she says. I kid you not.


So while I'm thinking she's mad at me and racking my brains for what the reason could be, she's busy being sick. Here's the important question to ask yourself if you often fin