Difficulties and deliriums arise when we identify with our emotions, even to the extent that we become them. In the consumptive event, we don’t have an emotion—an emotion has us!
When I was 17, I switched from my first name, Hugh, to my second name, Keith. Not that it matters; we are are not what we are called. Understanding that, Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.
It’s like a fevered dream we live in, this oscillating fear-world of us and others. But look and see: there are no others.
Reincarnation is not something that happens at the end of a lifetime; it happens numerous times during the course of a lifetime. Things we once identified with, we no longer do. What we once were, we no longer are.
On their own, thoughts are not a problem. Believing them, taking them seriously, identifying with them—now that’s a problem. The challenge: Don’t believe everything you think. Timesaver: If it’s negative, dismiss it.