Tag Archives: Hypothetical thinking

F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real…but it’s usually NOT “real”….

Here’s an older image that I just  updated… F.E.A.R….False Evidence Appearing Real… It seems to be so easy to fall into that “trap”… often tying in with imagined “fears” about the emotional or physical “safety” of one’s loved ones or … Continue reading

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“Productive thinking”….learning to use “more helpful thinking choices”

~ ~ A few years ago,  I was becoming more aware of my own thinking, as I was thinking thoughts.  Now that was a bit of a surprise! I found myself tumbling around so often in my own thoughts….sometimes positive…..often … Continue reading

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What IS a “coincidence” ??? How COULD this happen?

Click on image to enlarge, for easier reading The “coincidence”  described on the above map seemed really bizarre to us….how in the world could something like that happen????  Kathy and Peter’s airplane flight from Oakland to LA to Albuquerque was … Continue reading

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Meditation: “googling” the mind

Click on image to enlarge, for easier reading I’m reading a really good book, Joyful Wisdom , by Yongey Mingur Rinpoche. In the book, he explains that his father  taught him to meditate in a manner that a child would … Continue reading

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“Mis-gauging”…double checking my observations and interpretions

This post is slightly “embarrassing”….but I think it contains important ideas…it shows how easy it is to follow a line of potentially “logical reasoning”….but if the “original observation” is mistaken, then the entire line of reasoning is mistaken. ….and the … Continue reading

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“The Magical Mystery Tour”…hypothetical thinking

Click on image to enlarge, for easier reading Sometimes habitual  “hypothetical  thinking” can be a bit like an illusionary “Magical Mystery Tour” on a carousel. If it’s positive hypothetical thinking, maybe it’s like one of those wonderful, smoothly flowing, colorful … Continue reading

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“Why?”…dropping the added “interpretations”

Click on image to enlarge, for easier reading       As I become more aware of my own thinking, I notice that I often seem to add lots of  my own “hypothesized meaning” when I try to figure out what’s going … Continue reading

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