Have you ever wondered why we sometimes run some weird negative scenarios through our mind that makes us feel bad or angry? How often does that happen to you?
Today I caught myself running such a scenario with some people walking around me. Out of nowhere my mind made up a situation in which one of those people said something bad to me without any reason. After that, my mind created a response to that situation and the whole thing made me angry. I was like WTF??? Why did I just do that? Why am I angry now for some shit I made up?
There are two “logical” explanations. The first one is that I’m going nuts. The second one is that there is some deeper meaning. I thought that such an “exercise” is to prepare a response for situations never encountered before. Most of the time we encounter anxiety in situations that we don’t fully control. Our fear of the unknown creates anxiety, but it seems that from time to time it also creates some scenarios so we can get prepared. Once we know how to handle the situation, the anxiety disappears. But not the anger. That’s still there. We get rid of some negative feeling, but we encounter another one. Is there a way out?
I believe we’re so complex that sometimes we don’t realize how connected the things from our head are. We find ourselves in some situations we never intended to be in and then we feel bad or angry or whatever because of it or because of the situation we’re in. We probably wouldn’t be in that place if it wasn’t for our creative mind that created the scenarios. I guess it depends on how we’re acting upon those scenarios (or we don’t).
How often do you get angry, sad or frustrated because of some scenarios your mind made up?