You don’t trust a lot of your instincts from when you were a kid (e.g. That you can fly, one day you ‘want to be a real T-Rex’, or that you actually get 3 lives IN REAL LIFE, like in Mario Bros*), so when something sets you off or upsets you, why trust those instincts (when they were probably formed around the same time)?

* That last one, my brother told me that one. When I found out it wasn’t true (when I was about 6), I cried.  When someone pisses you off, says something that just gets to you (and cuts deep), someone does something that immediately makes you uncomfortable, or something happens …

A Deep Dive into: Insults [pt.2] – Words are nothing but a series of letters arranged in a certain order to make a certain sound that comes out of the face hole.

Not only do insults have absolutely zero possibility to do physical or psychological harm to you, but the same thing goes for anything someone says to you. If someone expresses their disappointment in you, orders you to do something, tells you did something wrong or stupidly, those words have as …

Emotions are a choice

Once dismiss the view you take, and you are out of danger. Who, then, is hindering such a dismissal?   – Marcus Aurelius, from Meditations 12:25 What if instead of saying ‘I’m happy’ or ‘I feel like shit’, before the emotion, you put: ‘I choose’? So for example, instead of those you’d …