Do you believe your thoughts create your reality or there is power in the stories you tell? If there is even a little truth to this concept, I’m personally thankful for what is referred to as the “time gap” between when we think about something and when it manifests. Otherwise, I’d be in big trouble as my thoughts and stories often revolve around things I don’t want to create.
Regardless of one’s opinion regarding the power of our thoughts, we all carry certain cognitive biases, many which support the belief our focus and stories have power. In my own life, I’ve had numerous incidents validating the correlation between my thoughts, attention and outer experience. I believe the stories we tell DO have influence. There are times I remember to be careful about what I’m creating, and other times I fail.
There are also times I am keenly aware of the stories other people are telling and cognizant that they are often creating a reality they most certainly would not choose.