✨ This Weeks Energy ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Assumptions ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This weeks energy is assuming… right now, you are assuming. And it just so happens that what you are assuming is incorrect. We assume things about situations based on how similar they are to a model, example or prototype we have already built in our minds. For this reason, assuming is a form of stereotyping. The mind works rather like a computer in this way. For example, if you were abandoned by your father, you will be prone to assume that all men will abandon you. If we have a poor self-esteem and someone starts to act distant, we will assume it is because they feel negatively about us in some way. To assume is to take something for granted or to suppose something is true, without having any proof other than our comparison to the pre-existing model. Because we tend to project our own sense of reality onto other people, we also tend to assume things about other people without even talking to them to confirm whether we are right or wrong. For example, we assume that if we asked someone out on a date, they would say no when in fact they would say yes. We assume someone is mad at us when really they are just busy ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you assuming? What are you accepting as truth even though it is simply an assumption? You are being called to ask and understand, rather than to assume. You are being called to imagine that every person in your life and every situation is a fresh and new experience

Posted by Shandell Pino at 2022-10-03 13:01:26 UTC