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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts Part 7

The idea that you will find it easier to avoid facing many of life’s difficulties and self-responsibilities than to undertake some rewarding forms of self-discipline. Ouch! I read this as I sit on the couch, instead of exercising.  And a … 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 4

The idea that life proves awful, terrible, horrible or catastrophic when things do not go the way you would like them to go. Wow.  I definitely struggle with this one.  I tend to think that if something goes wrong, that … 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 2

The idea that you must prove yourself thoroughly competent, adequate and achieving, or that you must at least have real competence or talent at something. I have to admit, I don’t know how this is an irrational thought. After all, … 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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