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The monster under the bed – How to cope up with negative thinking

We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” - Seneca
Thoughts keep going in our head all the time. The problem occurs when we impose our identity with them.
Identity is what you are, or rather what you think you are. When you impose a thought on your identity and if that thought is negative, your identity suffers, and when the identity suffers, you suffer.
Wait a minute, let me rewind.
You are not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. - Tyler Durden – Fight CLub
Ever seen kids being afraid of the dark, they imagine these boogie monsters everywhere and get seriously scared about things. But when things grow, they learn that there are no monsters under the bed. So the think of new things to be afraid of.
Afraid of going out. Afraid of failing. Afraid of making a move.
We all imagine our identities as a seemingly ideal persona. We are respectable, honourable creatures …

The bioscope theory of life – It's movie time

Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.”
- Ivo Andric
As a kid, whenever I saw a car crashing scenes in movies, I used to wonder about what I shall do if I had all those broken cars given to me. I would repair them, make new ones out of them and drive them all along the way happily.
I was wondering what the main reason for unhappiness is. Eventually, like all the people who lived before me said, happiness is a pretty neutral and natural state. It is like the pure water which just exists. A person normally is happy, until you add something to the water, which either sweetens it or stinks it.
We see our lives through these tiny bioscopes. Ever seen these binocular like things through which they used to show movies at old times? Life to us is like these small movies which keep running all around and we choose to see the movi…