See the thing is people sometimes repeat exactly what I’m thinking. I remember a couple weekends ago I went to my parents’ cottage with my brother and his girlfriend. My brother also invited a friend of his. So we’re standing on the deck outside and I think “we should go down by the water”. But then I thought “no, I won’t say that”. About 10 seconds later my brother’s friend says “hey why don’t we go down by the water later?”
Other times, if I think something particularly vulgar about someone, like calling them ugly, stupid, or fat (don’t want to but it just happens lol), they say something close to what I thought, as if to warn me. They’ll look at me and say, well, I don’t know what you’re thinking, but bla bla bla, etc, etc.
Another scary situation: I’m watching CNN and I think “can you guys hear my thoughts?” And of course, one of the news anchors says “we can read your new book online”. I’m like, what? Oh ■■■■, she just basically implied “we can read your thoughts”. And on and on. So many situations like this just reinforce my belief that my thoughts can be read.
I overcame this problem for about a year but now I feel like it’s becoming a problem again. It’s not like a gut feeling or paranoia that my mind can be read, it’s building evidence like these situations that never seem to end. And yet, it’s impossible. My mind is not in any way linked to anyone else’s, and there’s no way I can transmit a thought in my mind to someone else’s brain. Makes no sense whatsoever.
Any tips on how I can shift my frame of mind? Or share your own experiences.