The Best Thing I Read This Week Is …

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Part of the series “Memories of a Girl I Never Knew” by Timothy Goodman (via Ella Frances Sanders)

Any chronic overthinker will understand this confusing passage.  I read it and thought “someone has captured the overthinker’s dilemma”.

When I like someone, the thing I like best is thinking about that someone.  I like it so much that I don’t notice when “thinking” has ventured into “overthinking” territory.  Or I do notice it and it’s usually accompanied by disgusted discomfort.

You know how to tell if someone likes you?  You can’t think your way there.  You have to feel your way there.

People say your feelings can’t be trusted, but that is wrong.  Your feelings reveal the truth.  “I like                       “  is not a feeling.  That’s a thought.  “I feel uncomfortable and anxious in                      ‘s presence” is a feeling statement.

You can’t overfeel.  The cure for overthinking is feeling.

MM

 

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