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Originally posted by SmoKeyHaZe
Wow..This thread really struck a chord with me..
I've had a very defeatist attitude for so long...For several reasons, I feel like I've become negative & withdrawn..especially recently.
Though I tend to try & hide my feelings, it feels like I
constantly tormented by my past mistakes..so always trying to seek approval & recognition from my family & friends.
Yet, it hurts knowing that some things can be forgiven over time, but bber truly forgotten.
It's hard to get out of a negative mentality that's become like the norm now..
"Declaring war on negative self talk is taking back the power of intention and success for ourselves. This is not an attack on risk assessment this is an intention based construct in its purest form."
The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the fear, violence, depression, frustration, and suffering in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.
Originally posted by prepared4truth
I picked up this self-talk defeating technique from a spoken word poet known as Tara Hardy:
Keep a small piece of paper in one of your pockets that has the word "distortion" written on it. Whenever that defeatist voice keeps you from doing what you need to, take out the paper and remind yourself that the voice could possibly a distortion, leading you astray from greater things. It becomes so easy to listen to this inner voice, but with this technique you give yourself a chance to second guess yourself.
Then, keep a small pebble in your other pocket, and if you start succumbing to this voice even after you make the choice to follow it, touch the rock. It is there as a physical manifestation of your purpose. This helps to keep you focused on the task at hand, keep your energy positive, and remind yourself that even through anxiety, you have purpose.