Me Blue, or Pink, or Polka Dot
exercise for getting distance from feelings or thoughts, for
developing the knack of witnessing them without judging them,
is to "play" with them. What color is my headache?
How big is it? Where is it located? That feeling of fear--where
is it located in my body and how big is it? What shape is
it? Some people use this idea to get rid of painful feelings
and thoughts, and some use it to get rid of headaches. The
principle is the same old hypnosis idea of Mesmer's. Remember
the principles of hypnosis? The mind can only entertain one
thought at a time, and we can choose any thought we want.
Neutral thoughts about coloring our headache or deciding on
the shape and position of our bad feeling replace the thoughts
"I am in pain."
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