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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 11

The idea that you must have a high degree of order or certainty to feel comfortable. This is really meaningful right now. I am writing this a few hours before Ohio officially goes on lockdown through April 6th, though we … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 9

The idea that people and things should turn out better than they do; and that you have to view it as awful and horrible if you do not quickly find good solutions to life’s hassles. I feel this one a … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 8

The idea that your past remains all-important and that, because something once strongly influenced your life, it has to keep determining your feelings and behavior today. So, I pulled up this post an hour after I saw the headline for … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 6

The idea that if something seems dangerous or fearsome, you must become terribly occupied with and upset about it. Wow. This is so true for me.  I am constantly absorbed with my fears.  I am worried about my health, injuries, … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 5

The idea that emotional misery comes from external pressures and that you have little ability to control your feelings or rid yourself of depression and hostility. “A flat tire doesn’t upset your stomach.” I learned that in my Psychology 102 … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 3

The idea that people who harm you or commit misdeeds rate as generally bad, wicked or villainous individuals, and that you should severely blame, damn and punish them for their sins. This is a surprising one.  When I first read … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 1

1 The idea that you must have sincere love and approval almost all the time from all the people you find significant. This is a big one from me.   I posted a few weeks ago about how I suddenly … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts : An Introduction

A couple of months ago I reposted a post from Everyday Positive Psychology. http://everydaypositivepsychology.com/2014/08/11/surprisingly-common-irrational-ideas-that-can-affect-your-quality-of-life/ This post lists twelve irrational ideas that negatively impact people’s lives. Albert Ellis, an American psychologist, came up with this list. 1 The idea that you … Continue reading

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