How To Stop The Mental Torture

In 3 steps 
Are you ready? …
1. Perceive of the truth that ALL attachment and identification, (people, things, places, past, present, future, attitudes, beliefs, the list goes on and on), are the root of all mental torture.
2. Perceive of the truth that mental activity is something that we all do – without choice.
3. Perceive of the truth that we have the gift of choosing which thoughts get to play around in our mental playground and which ones we want to throw out. 
Bonus Step:
Perceive of the truth that the more we choose the friendly, caring, and understanding thoughts, (of ourselves and others), the more we see ourselves AS the others – that is, that we are all [uniquely] the same, (just like the trees in a forest).

Whilst the faculty of thought can be burdensome, it is indeed, also, a gift. The gift of the ability to make plans for the future, the gift that is the ability to recall certain important information when we need it, and the ability to plan and imagine how something that we would not otherwise be able to create might look when it is finished, are all exactly the same energy as the thoughts that sometimes trouble us.

Humans think. And, because you are human, (at least I hope you are 😉 ), you will also think.

The thoughts you give attention to after they have occurred are the window through which you will perceive the world around you. Those thoughts and that perception create the reality you experience every single day of your life. If you want to change your experience, the only way is to become open to the possibility that a wider perspective and a different view of things is there for the asking.

And, then all you have to do is ask.

Ask who?
Ask what?
Ask how?

Ask anyone you perceive may be more than a little wiser than you.
Ask questions as they arise and learn how to form your own, more specific, questions.
Ask by becoming interested in what others have to say – even, and especially, those you disagree with the most.

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