Intellectualizing and analyzing doesn’t work when low mood has been triggered. Remembering that thoughts are “just thoughts” is a wiser strategy.

Our thinking will often reflect our mood and our mode of mind, not what is “actually” here or who we actually are. Thoughts are not facts.

The realization that thoughts are not facts is vitally relevant to all of us.

Our lives are our own artistic medium, and there is nothing holding us back from shaping them except our limited ideas of what is possible.

“Like a shooting star, a mirage, a flame, a magic trick, a dewdrop, a water bubble, Like a dream, lightning, or a cloud. Consider all things thus.” — The Buddha