INHERITED MIRRORS OF THE MIND
When you were young, your parents and culture placed mirrors
in your mind, and as you grew older, you placed some of them
there as well. Now you face the challenge of deciding
which mirrors give true reflections and which give distorted
For every fact of life, there
are a thousand different emotions that can be reflected in the
mirrors of your mind. The emotions you feel depend upon
which mirror you are looking in.
If your life has been exceptionally
difficult, if you have been a victim of severe abuse and a great
deal of emotional damage has accumulated in your mind, your
mental mirrors will be extremely distorted, and your reflected
emotions will make your life even more miserable. Those
emotions may seem so unbearable that you may think you want to
die. At least if you were dead, those horrible emotions
would no longer torture you.
Although there are thousands of mirrors
lurking in the dark recesses of your mind, a few of those
mirrors are common to people who suffer from mood disorders and
depression. These distorted mirrors have been given a
fancy name - they are called cognitive distortions.
Cognitive therapy has listed at least ten major mirrors that
distort the emotions that spring up in your mind. It's
useful to look at those ten mirrors and examine them in detail
so you can learn to distinguish between a distorted mirror and
one that gives a true reflection of who you are, and of the
world in which you live.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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