How to Become an Inverted Paranoid

February 13, 2012 | By | 10 Replies More

I was reading a great book this week in which the phrase “Inverted Paranoid” was mentioned.  I had to stop and think about this for a minute, only to conclude that this is exactly what I need to add to my personal list of desired characteristics.  I want to consistently be the kind of person that feels the world, the universe, everyone and everything I come in contact with, is CONSPIRING for my HAPPINESS.

We have become a very skeptical culture.  It is easier for us to see the glass half empty and to walk about in fear that no one has our best interest at heart.  We shut down our hearts and by so doing, our opportunities and possibilities because of this life perspective. When we approach life from a consistently negative view point, we reduce our ability to learn and to accept ourselves and others.

I am not asking for you to fly around on a cloud all day and refuse to see changes that need to be made and become a leaf blown by the winds of life.  You always will have the power to choose your attitude and thus your life experience that stems from that attitude.  So choose wisely.

Here are my suggestions on how to join the IP club.

1) Realize that the World Doesn’t Actually Revolve Around You. Often we become offended, hurt, and shut down to the world because we take people, their words and responses to us way too personally.  They are living in their own world and we must live in ours.  Be more compassionate to others and to yourself.

2) Play the Opportunity Game.  This game is designed to help you build up the strength to see the good around you, one problem at a time.  Take a problem, any problem, look for a possible solution and find every reason why that solution could be the best possible solution.  Focus on the next possible solution and give it the same amount of time and attention.  You are trying to re-train your mind to see the possibilities, to become more open to options never before considered.  Looking at life’s problems from the place of “this bump in the road isn’t so bad, look at all the possibilities around me.” will create a more satisfying life.  As we focus on the good, all the negative sorta does a disappearing act.

3) Conspire for Others Happiness.  Get out and find a way to do good and be the good for another person.  You have more influence in spreading goodness than in huddling in the corner or your negativity.  Think of all the negative energy that is usually associated with the word CONSPIRE.  Flip that 180 degrees and make all that negative become positive conspiracy to bless the lives of others.

Taking life a day at a time and building upon such steps you will soon find that you have joined the club of Inverted Paranoids.   Go ahead, spread the word.


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Tamarah Bartmess is a wife, a mother, a life long learner and entrepreneur. Her mission is to empower women to become advocates for their own health through knowledge about their body, mind and spirit. She especially loves to educate on the benefits of essential oils for supporting the body's health. Tamarah is a Certified SimplyHealed® Practitioner. In her one on one coaching and energy healing sessions Tamarah provides a simple way to experience greater confidence, clarity and contentment in your personal, professional and home life. *The information I share on this website is intended to be for informational purposes only. Nothing I say is intended to provide a professional medical diagnosis or to recommend any particular course of treatment, nor cure any diagnosis provided by a professional physician.*

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  1. Tamarah, thanks for sharing this article and your tips with us! I agree – We must Realize that the World Doesn’t Actually Revolve Around us. Have a great day :)

  2. Pat says:

    Great advice to remember the world does not revolve just around me. Having compassion for other and taking time to understanding what struggles they have in their journey is really a good thing..

  3. Delightful article! Thanks for sharing these techniques.
    I use affirmations in my apprenticeship training a lot. Very powerful ways to help us raise our vibration and be in a better place to create!
    I also love the way you talked about imagine everyone has your best interest at heart! it does give you a fresh look!

  4. Sharon O'Day says:

    What a refreshing way of looking at things, Tamarah! Some of it (especially #1) reminds me of Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements.” There he says, “Don’t Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

  5. Solvita says:

    Such a great reminder Tamarah! Selfishness is what creates a lot of misery and unhappiness lives of those who posses it. ;) Thank you for publishing your amazing article!

  6. Stacey says:

    LOVE this, thanks for the great tools!

  7. denny hagel says:

    This is the absolute key not only for us but for parents to share with their children. “You always will have the power to choose your attitude.” Thank you for this wonderful article!:)

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