PRONOID: my new favorite word and why it’s soon to be yours too

Ever walk into a room and the people seem to quiet down when they see you? What thoughts go through your head? Were they just talking about me? What were they saying? Did I do something? Does my outfit look bad? Do I have something in my teeth? Oh my goodness, they saw me when I tripped and fell in the parking lot, didn’t they? I’m so embarrassed. All day you stew about this interaction and your brain gives you lots and lots to think about, worry about, and ultimately guess as to what they were saying about you. Can you relate? Paranoia…not fun, right? When we’re paranoid our thoughts spin out and all the sudden everything around us is scary and out to get us. I know this sounds ridiculous but it’s what we do. Each thought branches to another thought that creates this chain of paranoid thoughts. It’s exhausting! What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if there was a way you could think the opposite? What if when you walk into a room and everyone seems to quiet down that you instead think that they’re planning your surprise unbirthday party? Wouldn’t that be awesome??? What if instead of feeling PARANOID you felt PRONOID instead??? The prefix, Para, derived from Greek origins, which means: AGAINST Thinking the world, people, circumstances are against you. Almost like you’re constantly in battle. This is a terrible place to be in. But what if you could feel like the world, people, and circumstances were FOR you? This is a real thing, actually. Brian Little created this concept. It’s called PRONOID. “Pronoia…is defined as the opposite state of mind to paranoia: having the sense that there is a conspiracy that exists to HELP the person. It is also used to … Continue reading PRONOID: my new favorite word and why it’s soon to be yours too