The words echoed in Crystal’s head throughout her childhood and young age. Eventually, she started believing that she was indeed a cry baby!
Back then, her world involved just her parents and her best friend. She was not very keen on knowing about the world around her. Nothing else mattered to her other than her own little world. She silently battled all the bickering and criticism that came her way, holding no grudges against anyone ever. She stayed the same until her graduation studies, and even after her marriage. Her problems and challenges only worsened with every passing day.
She was a very sweet and friendly girl, cherished only by her family and few friends who knew her well. Her only companion was her ‘Never Give Up’ nature. She kept moving through life taking one day at a time, and never worried about the future. Somehow, she just didn’t create any negative consequences in her mind for herself and people around her. She lived as if everything was gonna be alright one fine day.
As she started to become wiser with age, she could make sense of her own personality, her thinking, and the people around. And then, when the above words again echoed in her head, she knew the reason behind it!
Crystal thought, “YES! I choose to cry, but not always… I choose to cry…only to let off the unhealthy emotions in me, through tears, so that I don’t offend someone with a bitter response or sarcasm.”
It’s a terrible paradigm to get into! Just because you have a preconceived notion of being labelled as one, you start thinking that yes, ‘that’s how I am and that’s how I shall continue to be, nothing can be done about it. People need to understand me…and so on…NO…THAT’S WRONG..
WHAT YOU ARE AND HOW YOU THINK OR BEHAVE IS COMPLETELY IN YOUR CONTROL. YOU ALONE HAVE THE POWER TO DIRECT YOUR MIND TOWARDS THE DESIRED OUTCOME IN YOUR LIFE. All it takes is YOUR THOUGHT and WILL!
Once you know the reason behind your behavior, you get the power to control your mind and decide whether you wish to continue doing same or choose a better way out.