Happiness as a Way of Perceiving
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02-08-2012, 07:08 AM
RE: Happiness as a Way of Perceiving
(02-08-2012 12:31 AM)PeacefulSkeptic Wrote:  
(30-07-2012 08:12 PM)Chas Wrote:  No matter how hard I reject it, my leg obstinately continues to have an 18" scar, an artificial knee, a metallic prosthesis, and a chronic pain.

Happy thoughts are just that; happy thoughts.

It's not a total rejection of the pain itself. It's accepting the situation for what it is: painful.

So all this happy thinking crap comes down to acceptance of reality. Let's just cut to the chase.

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02-08-2012, 08:28 AM
RE: Happiness as a Way of Perceiving
(02-08-2012 07:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(02-08-2012 12:31 AM)PeacefulSkeptic Wrote:  It's not a total rejection of the pain itself. It's accepting the situation for what it is: painful.

So all this happy thinking crap comes down to acceptance of reality. Let's just cut to the chase.

Yeah, but people still don't really understand why they should accept reality. For that, mechanisms can be beneficial for some.
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02-08-2012, 08:31 AM
RE: Happiness as a Way of Perceiving
(02-08-2012 01:10 AM)Mr Woof Wrote:  I agree that this therapy can be very strong, providing one does not become too much of a self serving automaton. Ellis himself said that there wasn't much point in becoming the best adjusted nut in the asylum.

True, true.
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