Sitting In Discomfort

Focusing on your discomfort either (a) resolves the discomfort or (b) points out an action you can take to resolve it.

Either one is better than avoiding discomfort.

Acting As If

If it’s not destructive to you or others, there’s all the reason to act as if. Acting as if you’re confident, as if you’re capable, as if you’re calm, is helpful, even if you don’t feel like it’s true. We judge our thoughts too much, and value our actions too little.

What We Really Want

Ask yourself: do want the cure or just the relief?

Because they are very different, and our choice may conflict with what we think we want.