Would you like to know how to separate who we are from what we think, especially with thoughts of violence, because this might be useful for you if you have been struggling with such thoughts?
How to Separate Who We Are from What We Think
If you are following me and read my posts on Steemit and on this blog, you should know by now that I am a big believer in self-development and a huge fan of Jerry Banfield’s inspirational videos and podcasts.
In his recent podcast, Jerry Banfield has an answer for you if you have been having thoughts of violence that you are ashamed to talk about and wondering if you are a bad person just for having these thoughts.
In the video, Jerry explains that in the past he had a lot of thoughts of violence and he thought this was a reflection of who he was. When he was a teenager and in high-school, he frequently entertained these kinds of thoughts because that was the way to escape a boring class and he often felt awful afterward.
Jerry then comes to explain that thoughts are impersonal and that they are not related to who we are.
A good example is that thoughts often happen in groups or in situations. You may think of a friend or family member that you haven’t seen for some time, and then you get a call from them.
Jerry says that we have some kind of connection that is beyond just the body, which is like telepathy or soul connection.
I may have a thought of perpetrating violence while a person I’m around may have a fear of being the victim of violence when really these two thoughts are very similar, they are both fear of separation based thoughts.
He says that he rarely shared with someone a thought of violence in the past, but that in a recent occasion he shared one with his mother, which was an opportunity to connect for both of them.
Jerry Banfield believes that the key to prevent mass violence is to share our worst thoughts with someone we trust.
Freedom from Thoughts of Violence By Separating Who We Are from What We Think #197
Published on July 9, 2018.
How do we feel better after we think a violent thought? Where do we find freedom from thoughts of fear and separation by separating who we are from what we think? What works to help those feeling alone with ideas about hurting themselves and others? Why are our thoughts impersonal and often interconnected rather than personalized? Who can we talk to honestly and share the exact nature of the worst of what we see in our minds? When will we be free from fear of being a perpetrator or a victim of harm?