And how do you know whether its based on fear or the right conclusion? (This is a doubt, you realise)
Fear runs the doubting thoughts.
Fear generates many thoughts.
How does that make you feel?
To know that the majority of your thoughts are old, worn out, and just repeating the same old story and doubts.
Number One tip:
Learn to recognise the doubting thought, catch it, notice it, and then acknowledge the fear, wherever it is in your body.
Maybe there is a tightness somewhere. Or a heaviness.
Have compassion for yourself and let yourself feel the fear.
It won’t be as bad as you think it will be.
Oops, no, I’m not going to believe that doubt.
Play with the words, flip them around, treat them lightly, just for fun.
Then just stop.
Focus on what’s here.
Focus on what you are feeling or what you can see or what you can hear.
Come back to right now.
Come back to your body.
Then feel the relief to just stop.
Do you have another tip you can share that will help others take control over these negative thoughts?