Your mind is a negative future prophesying machine. Have you noticed that? It doesn’t prophesy a very positive future. Every once in a while, it does, but the majority of the futures that it is envisioning is bad. The mind thinks it’s psychic. The mind thinks it knows the future.
But it does not know the future. The mind’s job is to find things that are potentially dangerous, and avoid them. So the mind does this generalizing and speculating. It speculates. It hypothesizes. But you know, left to its own devices, the mind is not going to hypothesize good things. It’s going to get you to focus on what isn’t working, what needs to be fixed, what is broken, what is potentially scary, what is potentially dangerous – all the negatives.
The mind will default to the negatives, which will make you feel like crap. You will not be happy if you just let the mind do what it’s doing. You must learn to control the mind. The mind makes a wonderful servant. It makes a terrible master.