Image via WikipediaI was thinking, as I got into the car, that, as a prerequisite for attempting Rational Effective Living -- attempting analysis, decision, commitment, action, rinse & repeat -- I must rid myself in appearence and rid myself in substance of:
- Negative Judgment of Others or Outside Things
I don't know if this is fundamental to everyone, but, for myself, Anxiety, Irritation, and Negative Judgment puts me in an incapable state. These are the only things standing in my way, usually, in holding fast to calm and centeredness.
Negative Judgment of myself should not be chronic, because that, also, would lead to an incapable state. I can use negative judgment of myself as a trigger -- as a part of the Analysis step of Rational Effective Living, because it will inform decisions about how to take action to improve myself, with moral emotional energy to maintain commitment.
Image by cliff1066™ via FlickrSo, I will practice the skill of interrupting incapable states, using psychological techniques and techniques about physicality, to rid myself of Anxiety, Irritation, and Negative Judgment of Other or Outside Things. And, then, I have the Space to perform Analysis, Decision, Commitment, Action.