Re: bothersome thoughts
I have bothersome thoughts. Sometimes, I try to empty my mind and then, in a mischievous way, mention the bothersome thought to myself, as if reminding myself of it. This is also to de-sensitise myself to the thought. However, the thought still bothers me! So, no good. I have been trying meditation/mindfulness (went on a course recently) and this has helped when I do it quite regularly. It is about not becoming attached to the bothersome thought. The thought will return, but if we do not attach to it, then it does not bother us so much anymore and disappears. Don't hold onto the thought. And don't analyse why you have a specific thought - I have never got to the bottom of it.