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      Hi I’m tired of hearing “intrusive thoughts are just thoughts and not you”. Really?? I don’t believe that because part of you puts them there yourself. Dreams are like that too.  These thoughts aren’t anyones fault but my own. So I must be a bad person.


        You may do better to see thoughts as being like clouds forming and transforming, drifting through the sky.

        Ask yourself the question, “Who is this I who is supposedly a bad person?”

        You don’t put thoughts in your head. They just come into consciousness.

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