“Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.” –Friedrich Nietzsche quote
Be the gardener of your own mind, body, and soul!! We must.
Any of us can be afflicted with dark negative thoughts… ANY ONE OF US. We must take precautions to these thoughts that can inflict serious anguish on our minds and bodies. Don’t just be the soil that these dark thoughts grow wild in… be the gardener and weed them out. Cultivate these thoughts into something powerful… into fuel to make a change within yourself.
Do not be enslaved by negativity. Learn to tame that beast and be in control of your reactions… in control of your emotions. Learn emotional intelligence and practice it. Learn mindfulness and practice it.