For some reason, I always had a negative neuronal connection linked to that expression. And when I heard a person saying it, but referring to a positive event, my mind entered in shock.
My inner logic could not understand that it could be used to describe a positive situation.
I have a dim child memory of people using it constantly to describe tragic events in their life. I cannot remember someone in particular or the situations, but I believe it was then, when I made that neuronal link with a negative connotation.
When I heard those words used in an opposite context, my mind had to rethink the meaning of the phrase and then made an adjustment in my brain to place it in a new “storage position” so I could accept the real meaning.
Then I suspected: probably that sentence was an example of different ideas, concepts, things and situations I had wrongfully classified from my childhood and, probably, that was the cause of many of my misinterpretations and present mistakes.
Please do not ask me why, but when the first diskettes appeared in the 80’s I heard they were very expensive, so my young mind classified them as expensive objects. So for a while I refused to use them to save my programs and when I had no other choice, I crammed all the data in a single diskette so I did not have to use too many of them. Even if I had not to pay for them myself. Talk about a heavy mentally embedded “lack concept.”
It took me some time to get rid of that idea, before I was able to see diskettes as a cheap regular storage device. But my idea was embedded too deep in my subconscious mind, so it was not easy.
This might sound like a very silly example to you, but to me it was an interesting way to analyse my own limiting ideas.
We cannot take for granted those old concepts, flawed inner programming and deep-rooted erroneous ideas since they are our main guidelines to construct our present reality.
Our main hurdle most times, is our own mind. We limit ourselves, frequently without even knowing it and that is just because our mind has classified the information in the wrong categories.
A total reprogramming of our subconscious mind is not an easy task, but it would help if we train it to find the bright side of things, the positive aspects of events and allow ourselves to discover the good that surrounds us.
The way we see life, how we interpret and classify those things that appear in our everyday circumstances, is what we are going to see reflected in our daily path. It could sound difficult to believe but, look very carefully how you live your life, what things are causing you conflict right now and, what are your thoughts on those things, events and people.
When something or someone is bothering us, we should take it as a sign for us to look inside of our own selves and discover the same in us. That way we will be able to make the changes we need to avoid the same behaviour.
Those things that bother me are there to teach me what I need to change in order to become a better me.
Lately, I have made many changes in my mind and, after seeing the positive results, I have cheerfully said as well: “I never thought this could happen to me.”