Practice treating thoughts like a TV in the other room

  • To the degree you’re able to see thoughts as the hallucinations they are, you won’t be perturbed by them.
  • There are really only two kinds of thought: mental image and mental talk
  • Thought is only ever made of those two ingredients, regardless of the subject matter, and those ingredients are never themselves upsetting
  • We can loosen the emotional grip of our thoughts by learning to see them as raw mental image and mental talk, tuning out of the content in the process