“I am upset because I see something that is not there.”
The exercises with this idea are very similar to the preceding ones. Name both the form of upset (fear, anger, worry, anxiety, and so on) and the perceived source very specifically when working with this idea.
“I am disappointed with ____ because I see something that is not there.”
“I am pissed about ___because I see something that is not there.”
Today’s idea is useful for application to anything that seems to upset you, and can be used throughout the day for that purpose.
For the three or four practice periods you will begin with a minute or so of mind-searching, as before, and then apply the thought “I am upset because I see something that is not there.” to each idea you find in the search. Again, if you resist applying the idea to some upsetting thoughts more than to others, remind yourself of the two cautions stated in the previous lesson:
“There are no small upsets. They are all equally uncomfortable in my brain.” and “I cannot keep this form of upset and let the others go. For the purposes of these exercises, I will consider them all the same.”
practice 3-4 times during the day