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Self-Mastery Of Thought – Taking Responsibility For Your Inner World

Written by: Virginia Rose Paciocco, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Executive Contributor Virginia Rose Paciocco

Our thoughts shape our reality, influencing our emotions, actions, and, ultimately, our lives. But who is truly responsible for the thoughts that arise within us? Can anyone control our thoughts without our permission? The journey towards self-mastery begins with self-awareness as the observer of our thoughts. By taking ownership of the perceptions we create during life events, acknowledging our emotions, and making informed choices, we can navigate the world with confidence and resilience. This article explores the importance of self-awareness, responsibility for our thoughts, and the path to self-mastery.

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The power of self-awareness

Self-awareness is the key that unlocks the door to self-mastery. It involves becoming conscious of our thoughts and emotions and their impact on our well-being. By stepping into the role of an observer, we gain a new perspective on our inner world. We can witness the thoughts that arise, question their validity, and separate them from the influence of our emotions. Through self-awareness, we can recognize the patterns and biases that shape our thoughts, empowering us to make conscious choices.

Taking responsibility for your perceptions

To achieve self-mastery, it is crucial to take responsibility for the perceptions we create during the events of our lives. While external circumstances may influence us, our response ultimately determines our reality. We reclaim control over our inner world by acknowledging that we can interpret events and shape our thoughts accordingly. Owning our truth means recognizing that our perceptions may not always align with objective reality but are valid in shaping our experience.

Embracing emotional expression

Self-mastery also involves acknowledging and expressing our emotions authentically. It can be uncomfortable, even challenging, to express our feelings, especially when they differ from societal expectations. However, by permitting ourselves to express our emotions, we honor our truth and foster a deeper connection with ourselves. It is important to remember that expressing our feelings does not mean imposing them on others but finding healthy ways to communicate and share our experiences.

Applying logic and making informed choices

As we journey towards self-mastery, it is essential to question our initial thoughts and apply logic to them. Emotions can cloud our judgment, leading to impulsive reactions or distorted thinking. By engaging in critical thinking, we can separate our emotions from our thoughts, allowing us to make informed choices. Logic helps us navigate through the complexities of life, enabling us to respond with wisdom and clarity.

Surrendering victimhood and taking control

Self-mastery calls for surrendering victimhood and controlling how we respond to the world. While we cannot control the actions of others or the circumstances we encounter, we have full authority over our thoughts, emotions, and choices. By refusing to allow the poor choices of others to have a significant impact on us, we reclaim our power and create boundaries that protect our well-being. Choosing to walk the path of self-mastery means embracing our role as the master of our thoughts and actions.

Embracing the love of life

Once we become the master of our thoughts, emotions, and choices, we can let go of fear and embrace the love of life. Self-mastery does not guarantee a life free from challenges but equips us with the wisdom and resilience to face them. As we journey through the unknown, armed with the lessons learned during the mastery process, we can approach life with confidence and a deep sense of inner peace.


Self-mastery of thought begins with self-awareness and acknowledging our responsibility for the perceptions we create. We navigate the world with inner peace and confidence by separating our emotions from our thoughts, applying logic, and making informed choices.

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Virginia Rose Paciocco Brainz Magazine

Virginia Rose Paciocco, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Virginia offers a balance of intellect and intuition emerging from her passion for astrology and her strong personal commitment to spiritual growth. Being an eternal student, she studied and delved into many different topics of a spiritual and metaphysical nature over the years. She was fortunate to have studied with the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. She graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology and her MBA from California Coast University. Also she received her transformational life coach certification from the MMS Institute of Life Coaching. Her passion is translating your Astrology to show you how to use best the natural energies displayed in your Natal Horoscope.



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