Chopping Off Misery at the Knees

Okay, I just read Stephen King’s book Misery, but the title of this blog is more than a distasteful homage. I woke this morning thinking about how easy it is to abruptly stop my own misery by changing my thoughts. For example, during childbirth, when I changed my thought from “I’m dying,” to “This is normal and good,” my pain decreased.

In relationships, when I think someone is causing me pain, I become miserable, sad, or angry. By changing my thought to, “someone is helping me learn,” I let myself out of prison and back into happiness.

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Stephen King had learned about the misery of mangled legs, drug addiction, and how to redirect his mental energy before he was able to write a powerful allegory about freedom from victimization.

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