Yes drill sergeant

My twisted-side ego is like a drill sergeant but one that wants me to fail. It screams in my face when I screw up, fall down, question things.

Real drill sergeants, however, ultimately want you to succeed…or quit.

But wait, maybe that negative side of me is harassing me in order to help me succeed in the end. Could it be that there is a nobler purpose in that berating, negative psyche?

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Bear with me now…

How could something from me want me to fail? Maybe this thing is EXACTLY like a drill sergeant. Maybe I should just answer “yes drill sergeant!”

You freakin idiot! Go faster! “Sir, yessir!”

Look what you did, Lewis! Stop it or you’ll ruin everything! “Sir, yessir!”

 

I think I heard Titus once say that anxiety is good because that’s how the rent gets paid.

 

 

Addictions – Literally keeping us from joy

WARNING: This post is sexually-themed and contains mature content.

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Usefulness of Frailty

Usefulness of frailty

Blessed are the shallow
Depth they’ll never find
Seems to be some comfort
In rooms I try to hide

Exposed beyond the shadows
You take the cup from me
Your dirt removes my blindness
Your pain becomes my peace

Frail, Jars of Clay

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Stop Therapy – Just, Stop It!

Stop Therapy: Stop It!

Why doesn’t this happen more often? It’s extremely sound and useful instruction. People eventually come to accept this but why does it take so much force?

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Distortion 7: Emotional Reasoning

[Continuing my series on some of David Burns cognitive distortions. It helps me to really see them for what they are and how I apply them to my thinking. Hopefully you may have a “me too!” moment. See more here.]

 

I think one’s path is incorrigibly set by whether they can use this skill or not: to be able to sort out what’s actually happening from what feels (or looks) like is happening.

 

[d] Delusions 0f Grandeur -  Murder Self Pity (2012)

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Distortion 5: Jumping to Conclusions

[Continuing my series on some of David Burns cognitive distortions. It helps me to really see them for what they are and how I apply them to my thinking.]

 

 

...therefore, splat!

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Jumping to conclusions–it’s the Andrew Lloyd Weber of distortions in my opinion. Loud, dominating, powerful, and massively appealing. Two particularly sinister varieties: mind reading and fortune telling.

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