Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How do I know when I’ve internalized an idea?”
“When the idea comes to your mind the moment you need it.
Take the idea that unpleasant feelings are temporary.
If you think it while experiencing an unpleasant feeling, this is your feedback that you’ve internalized it.
This too shall pass.
You have to know in the moment that the feeling will inevitably pass.
This gives you options.
While the feeling lasts, this is your window of opportunity for exploring and working with it.
Always make the most of it.”