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Alone in the dark.


A few years ago, during a particularly harsh period of depression, a therapist asked me to try turning away my darkest thoughts.

“Try to reject them,” she suggested.

“I understand that you can’t keep from having the thoughts,” she said,  “but try to reject them once you have them.”

The suggestion sounded reasonable.  After all, turning away dark thoughts seemed desirable.

And it’s kind of obvious, right? Because who would want to think dark thoughts?

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