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Thought As Ruler Is Failure

Discovery Demands 5TP


Allowing Thought to Rule Is Allowing Failure to Rule

“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.” —Alfred Korzybski, Polish-American founder of General Semantics, (1879–1950)


Thought As Ruler Is Failure Accepted

  • Thought cannot lead or direct without causing failure because thought has no leadership capabilities.
  • Thought is for remembering, not directing.
  • Thought is for naming, not doing.
  • Trust in thought is trust in tragedy.
  • Facts convey thoughts and thoughts covey directions where to look for experience or more thoughts.
  • Nothing in a thought is that thought.
  • Energy causes thought, but thought cannot cause energy.

Test Thinking by Relying on Thinking

  • Consciously rely on thoughts or self-images and you will realize that they neither contain nor are a source for power.
  • Consciously rely on thoughts or self-concepts and realize they neither contain nor are a source for knowledge.
  • Consciously rely on thoughts or self-constructs and realize they neither contain nor are a source for intelligence.
  • Consciously rely on thoughts or self-concepts and realize they neither contain nor are a source for coping or problem-solving.
  • Consciously rely on thoughts or self-images and realize they neither contain nor are a source for ability, action, capability, creativity, or talent.

3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2017–2018

#Can #Thought: 2017-10-20

  • Can thought learn by itself?
  • Can thought think by itself?
  • Can thought ever hear or see?
  • Can thought understand by itself?
  • Can thought do, know, or be anything by itself?

#Magic #Spells: 2017-11-04

  • Because of self-esteem, you believe in mental-magical rituals and spells for changing your life.
  • Because of your belief in self-esteem, you treat your thoughts as if they were magical rituals capable of causing results.
  • Because of your belief in self-esteem, you treat your emotions as if they were magical spells capable of causing results.
  • Because of your belief in self-esteem, you refuse to deal with the reality of the capabilities and limitations of your thoughts and feelings.
  • Because of your belief in self-esteem, you regard your thoughts and feelings as magical powers while simultaneously suppressing awareness of this paganism and primitivism.

#Thought #Thinking: 2018-01-05

  • Thought convinced thinking both that it thought and was thought.
  • Thought convinced language that meaning was in words, not experience.
  • Thought convinced language that definitions were evidence and experience.
  • Thought convinced thinking that frequency, intensity, and duration were the criteria for truth.
  • Thought controlled language to say what it was thinking without meaning because meaning requires experience.

#Thought #Fail: 2018-11-28

  1. When you try to lead with thought, then you fail.
  2. When you try to lead as thought, then you fail in an extreme or fatal way.
  3. When you follow the lead of thought, then you fail.
  4. When you follow the lead of thought about thought, then you fail perfectly.
  5. Thought cannot do because only Energy can do; therefore, when you put thought in charge or first, then you will find failure and mistakes at every turn.

#Know #Failing: 2018-11-29

  1. When you try to know what you are doing, then you fail because you are relying on thought to know.
  2. When you try to do what you are doing, then you fail because you are relying on thought to do instead of Energy.
  3. When you try to be what you are doing, then you fail hard because you are relying on thought both to be you and to do some action.
  4. Thought cannot know, do, or be anything but itself, and all claims to the contrary are falsely giving credit to thought that belongs to Energy.
  5. Stay under Energy and make claims for Energy, not human thought; that is, take no credit and give all praise to Energy.

#Blame #Thinking: 2018-11-30

  1. When you make blunders, errors, or mistakes, track down the thinking about thinking that causes them and resist the urge to blame your identity falsely.
  2. When you perform a foolish action, track down your reliance on thinking to do that action and blame that reliance rather than engage in self-esteem bashing.
  3. When things go wrong, look for your part in it by looking for when you tried to know, do, or be something to make it happen instead of engaging in useless ego putdowns.
  4. When things just won’t work out or come together, look for your trying to lead with or follow thought to get them done and blame that process instead of scapegoating your personhood.
  5. When things are getting worse instead of better despite your best efforts, look for your dependence and reliance upon thought instead of Energy to get them done and blame that method instead of attacking your being as some thing that it is not.

Related Pages

  1. 5 Thinking Positions
  2. 7 Thinking Errors of CT
  3. Eastern Psychology
  4. Limitations of Thought
  5. Quotations by Topic: Balance & Harmony
  6. REBT: List of Pages
  7. REBT’s 11 Irrational Beliefs
  8. Thinking Errors: List of Pages
  9. Thinking Working on Thinking Fails
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