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188. What Would A Fool Be Thinking ..?
Today's Money Energy Exercise is: What Would A Fool Be Thinking ..?.
This is a really neat EMERGENCY STOP thought pattern which I believe should be taught at kindergarden, and to everyone!
It’s called the Fool pattern, and it comes from a gentleman who has managed to spiral himself down into more and more disturbed thoughts, which is what happens when you get stressed.
The more stressed you are, the more foolish all your thoughts become, naturally – the thought patterns become consecutively more disturbed and illogical.
The higher the stress, the worse this gets, and it is important to have at some point an EMERGENCY STOP or exit point so we don’t end up DOING something we will most certainly regret when clarity has been regained.
In brief, this gentleman was thinking about all the things he’d done wrong, and decided that he shouldn’t be calling himself a doctor of psychology, but a doctor of fools instead. At this point he stopped and said to himself, “Alright, I shouldn’t have thought that, for what would a fool be thinking but further foolishness?”
This caused him to laugh, shake his head and walk away.
This is what I want you to do to practice this pattern.
Remember the last time when you went on a fool’s spiral in your own head and started to think VERY foolish things, such as:
I’ll never make it. - No-body loves me. - God hates me. - I’m so useless. - I shouldn’t even try …
Remember the last time such a thing happened to you and remember what you were thinking.
Now, and before you make those sort of statements, think clearly, “What should a fool be thinking, but further foolishness?” and realise that you have entered into the Fool state, where EVERYTHING you think is just not worth the paper it wasn’t written on.
Stop, take a deep breath and step away from that console!
To know when we are on the verge of entering into real foolishness, and to be able to STOP and step away, is probably one of the most long term useful skills a human can acquire, so I recommend this highly.
Your practice minute starts right now!