My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes . . . most of which never happened. MARK TWAIN
The human imagination is quite creative and can take us on an emotional adventure. We imagine going into space and make it happen. We have the ability to create stories, put them on film, and engage millions to dream along with us. Imagination unlocks the door to endless possibilities.
The problem is, sometimes we think up the worst possible scenarios for our own lives. These scenarios cause our self unnecessary worry. The good news is, like Mark Twain suggests, most of these scenarios never come true. Unfortunately though when we continually think the worst, it will cause us unnecessary suffering. “What-if” questions are usually only possibilities and not reality.
Buddha has taught us that the mind is everything; what you think you become. Every moment of the day, we are faced with the choices of our own thoughts.