TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
TAKING BACK CONTROL OF YOUR MIND
If you want to get better
and stay better, you need to go all the way in the treatment of
your problem. Recognizing and rejecting your cognitive
distortions isn't enough. You must advance to the next
level and develop a whole new way of thinking and feeling.
Although it's important to recognize and reject your twisted and
distorted thoughts, it's even more important to learn how to
transform your life by putting positive thoughts into your mind.
You need to have a positive operating system up and running all
the time, and you need power.
After you have the insight and knowledge to deal with your
problem, you need power to make the trip to a positive
The most powerful force in the universe is
God's love, and the most positive force in the universe is also
God's love. It has more than enough power to take you from
where you are to where you want to be. You are not alone
in this battle. God is on your side, and will give you the
power to have a consistently positive mind. God's love not
only points you in the right direction; it also gives you the
power to make the trip.
You decide whether negative thinking and depression will control
your life. You can make your life as positive as you want
it to be. If you want to have a mind free from depression,
nobody can stop you.
THE LAND OF DEPRESSION
Welcome to the Land of Depression where backward thinking
rules. In fact, backward thinking is the law of the land,
and you actually believe that you are what you feel.
You don't focus on the facts of life. Instead, you focus
on your feelings. If you want to know how you are
doing, you look at your feelings rather than at the facts.
In the Land of Depression, facts don't matter; it's feelings
that count. And if the facts contradict your feelings,
then you go with your feelings and ignore the facts.
Although backward thinking is your passport to the Land of
Depression, it's the quagmire of twisted thinking that holds you
there. If you become skilled at backward thinking and
fully master all the techniques of twisted thinking you can stay
in the Land of Depression forever.
THE LAWS OF THE LAND OF
When you live in the Land of Depression, you must live by its
laws. The laws are simple to understand and follow.
Anyone can do it without special training.
The First Law of Backward Thinking
states, "I am what I feel."
The Second Law of Backward Thinking
states, "My emotions must be real because they feel so real."
The Third Law of Backward Thinking states, "My twisted
thoughts and emotions are a fair and objective assessment of who
I am and of the world in which I live."
If you buy into all these laws and allow them to rule your life,
depression and mood disorders will become your constant
companions. They will control your life. Closely
examine these laws and discover whether backward thinking
controls your destiny.
THE FIRST LAW OF BACKWARD
The First Law of Backward Thinking states that I am what I
People living in the Land of Depression believe that they are
what they feel. Distorted and twisted emotions rule their
lives. Although this makes them miserable, that is the
price they pay to live in the Land of Depression.
If you believe that you are what you feel,
you are thinking backward. Your emotions are supposed to
be the result of your thoughts. First you think a thought,
and then an emotion happens in response to that thought.
Thoughts should come first.
In the Land of Depression, people believe
that thoughts don't come first. Feelings come first, and
they rule. When depressed people wake up in the morning,
they aren't interested in the facts. What they want to
know is their feelings. They check out how they feel, and
that sets the tone for the entire day. If their first
emotions are negative and depressing, it starts a cascade of
negative and depressing thoughts that follow them all day long.
People living in the Land of Depression
begin their day with the question, "How do I feel?" Then,
they spend the rest of the day answering that question.
They are experts at making their thoughts consistent with the
way that they feel. They are good at thinking backwards,
because they do it most of the time.
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