Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
Wolfgang, your propositions are all very good and well, for someone who can stop thinking.
If you cannot stop yourself from thinking, then I would suggest that you should try to think better - whatever you consider "better thinking" to be. However, whatever you consider "better thinking" to be, I am guessing it won't be a fixation with unhappy thoughts.
I have reconsidered some of the points in this thread. I think that I may have overstated my position. Perhaps it is true that some of you are genuinely unable to change your thoughts on some matters (or perhaps it is just too difficult to try).
Well then, if those thoughts are negative / unhappy, it's really just a case of "too bad for you". You have to suffer those thoughts then.
Myself, I'm still testing the malleability of my own thoughts, step by step - so far, I haven't reached the limits yet. But that could just be me. Some of you guys might be different.
I read between the lines of my own posts to test the malleability of my thinking and also who I am being. No need to wait or take a step at a time. For example, reading the 2nd and 4th paragraphs of your post, I would ask myself, who am I being?
It's sometimes difficult to detach from the issue, but hey you can change your thinking can't you?