How to gain freedom from stressful thoughts
No thought has any power to hurt you – until you believe in it. When a thought is invested with the power of belief, with the power of identification and with the power of attention it becomes something that can cause you stress.
Stressful, negative, worrisome thoughts are often on automatic and due to our conditioning. They are however, by themselves, powerless.
Prove your power
To prove this to yourself get into the habit of saying ‘so’ to the stressful thoughts that arise in the mind. Hold an indifferent, dismissive attitude towards the critical mind chatter and confirm for yourself that you hold the power and don’t have to suffer the effects of believing stressful thoughts.
And so on until you fully appreciate that you can be free of the effects of investing power in all negative conditioned thinking.