Your brain is basically a random content generating machine. It spits out a bunch of crap to see what sticks. If you show interest and engagement in some thought, it will come up more often. But it’s still just a thought. And it’s up to you to decide how you react and engage with your brain machine. It’s kind of like social media: it looks at what you click, watch, and read. It delivers up similar content. And sometimes you have to unfollow things that are no longer interesting or helpful to you.
that makes sense! for example i had some thoughts and idrk what they mean i just thought of something and now i find the idea of it rlly icky and i don’t like it (i had these thought like idk a few months ago) but i’m having difficulty accepting that thoughts aren’t always consistent. like i might’ve thought of something before but now i have no interest in it and i find it nasty, can that change? ik this sounds reassurance seeking but i’m genuinely curious
@Xxara The issue here isn’t your thoughts. It’s the fact that you’re analyzing and replaying them so much. You want to understand exactly what each thought and feeling mean, and that’s just not how human being work. Plus that’s a lot of wasted time on thoughts that really are just random ideas that aren’t important at all.
@pureolife Also all that analyzing and replaying: those are compulsions. So you need to cut them out! These expertises don’t actually help you get to the bottom of things. They actually make you LESS certain.