Recognizing we’re “Doing ‘it’ again,” is helpful whenever normal, repetitive, unproductive thoughts get stuck on mental replay. Whether “it” is a thought about an emotion, person, place, situation or thing — trying to push these thoughts out of our minds doesn’t work because (I don’t believe) we can’t actually get rid of thoughts, but we can help them fade away.

By busting or calling out a thought that isn’t real in the first place, via conscious recognition of it, we can reduce its power over our emotional state. Then, we can begin to see it for what it is: an illusory form of self-protection.

Acknowledging repetitive thoughts in a non-judgemental way — whether it takes 100 or 10,000 practice tries — eventually makes these thoughts sound as boring as a broken record stuck on replay. Ultimately, we become ready to act by moving our needle to a new tune that’s more present day.

This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio & my websites.