Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
Cognitive therapy seeks to alleviate psychological stresses by correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. By correcting erroneous beliefs we can lower excessive reactions.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
Man is the artificer of his own happiness.
The relish of good and evil depends in a great measure upon the opinion we have of them.
Don't ask why the patient is the way he is, ask for what he would change.
Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind.
The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of 'identity.'
Things can never touch the soul, but stand inert outside it, so that disquiet can arise only from fancies within.
We should pledge ourselves to the proposition that the irresponsible life is not worth living.
The depressed man lives in a depressed world.
The individual is taught that there is nothing that he as a total person is to feel ashamed of or self-hating for.
Tragedy is in the eye of the observer, and not in the heart of the sufferer.
Man is more powerful than matter.
Necessity is not an established fact, but an interpretation.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
There are a variety of techniques to help people change the kind of thinking that leads them to become depressed. These techniques are called cognitive behavioral therapy.
Buddhists were actually the first cognitive-behavioral therapists.
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
We must take care of our minds because we cannot benefit from beauty when our brains are missing.
He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that matter are the things that happen in you.
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