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May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What you resist persists - Carl Jung

What you resist persists - Carl Jung

To explain Jung's point by way of example... I say, "I'm not going to have a cigarette today, I'm never going to smoke ever again." Far from moving my thoughts away from smoking, I am focusing all my attention on the subject of smoking, even though in a negative way. A far better way to avoid smoking would be to think about a completely different subject - one that grabs your whole attention, and diverts your thinking. Go to the gym or turn Gabrielle Roth up loud and put your whole body, mind, and spirit into your dance. Now, what was I trying to remember NOT to do?

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life - 5 Secrets For Breaking Your Bad Habits

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