Most of my suffering and turmoil is self-generated. Apparently insight is 90% of the problem but how do I change ingrained patterns of behaviour that seem automatic? All that happens when I tackle myself is that anxiety increases and I become even more inflexible and unchanged. Usually a sense of humour snaps me out of this conundrum. Inspirational quotes act like quick shots of cognitive therapy by changing my thoughts.As cognitive therapy says thoughts precede emotions; change your thoughts and your emotions change.
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore
Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve
We become what we think about. – Earl Nightingale
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. – Thomas Edison
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