So we get this magazine called “Life Experience” a publication of Lifetime Fitness, a perk we enoy for being members awhile now. It’s not cheesy, boring or just packed with a bunch o to-do fitness rules, but offers horizons to expand in more ways than one. Truly quite an inspiring bunch of pages to read. This month has a snippet that seemed worthy to share and here it is verbatim:
When you feel upset about a relationship, notice the thoughts running through your head and write down the one that is the most disconcerting at that moment. For instance, “She/He hasn’t called me back; that means she doesn’t care about me“
Now ask these questions
1. Is it true?
2. Can I absolutely know it’s true?
3. How do I react when I believe that thought?
4. Who or what would I be without that thought?
Next, turn the thought around and find three genuine examples of how each turnaround might be true.
In the above example, one turnaround might be:
“She does care about me“
Another might be
“I don’t care about me“
Be willing to challenge the thoughts that trouble you, and you’ll start finding more constructive courses of thought and action that serve you better.
I Need Your Love-Is That True? by Byron Katie.