A decision made upon facing possible illness: “I’ve been my own worst enemy in fearing health conditions in the past, and it’s time to put faith into action and not aggravate the situation with meaningless fears.”
Recognizing that a behavior is irrational is the first step toward changing it.
On understanding the way the mind works: “I’m realizing that my superego (as Freud would say) is very strong, even severe. Maybe if I were more forgiving, my thoughts of what I ‘should’ do would be less punishing. The choice to do the loving thing is not at all coercive.”