“When you get stuck, always remind yourself that what you’re stuck on is “only a picture.” If you’re beating yourself up because you failed in something, those feelings of grief, anger and frustration as well as the thoughts that go with them are all contained in little pictures in your associative mind.
The intensity of those emotions and thoughts that you experience is the amount of your power you put into them. You must decide to step back from the pictures and realize that, as totally real and unchangeable as they may seem to you now, they are nothing more than pictures.
It is comparable to the way a slide projector magnifies the slides to become larger than life on the screen. What you see on that screen may have happened before but it isn’t happening NOW. It would be silly to get all worked up and try to do something about a slide show of what happened when you were three years old, wouldn’t it? Yet that’s what most people do, day in and day out.”
Michael J. Tamura, in “You Are the Answer”
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