RED Day 29: Impossible Things

I do a lot of my best thinking while exercising; gentle swimming induces a meditative state giving my mind the freedom to explore and think creatively, running and walking seem to illicit similar thought patterns.


Last September, after I had been seeing my psychologist for a couple of months, we were talking about how I have an underlying belief of being a failure, a disappointment and of being not good enough. Now cognitively I know this is a false perception as I can readily list my achievements and successes in life, but what my rational mind knows and my unconscious mind believes are fundamentally different.

The next day as I was gently swimming, trance-like, up and down the pool my mind started forming a theory about this based on Alice In Wonderland and the belief in impossible things.


“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’

I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrroll


When I got home this is what I wrote in my journal…


Despite all the evidence supporting success in life, the mind holds onto the false belief of being a failure and a disappointment.

We need to believe in the impossible, that we are actually good enough, to make it possible and overwrite this false belief.



4 comments on “RED Day 29: Impossible Things”
  1. summerSHINES says:

    This is a very intelligent and brilliant post. Love it xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, my psychologist liked my theory too, he said he might use it with other clients!


      1. summerSHINES says:

        Fab!! I really admire you and your blogging. You are going from strength to strength 💪💪💪

        Liked by 1 person

      2. You are so kind ❤


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