How do I quite the negative self-talk, the chronic repetition of thoughts and feelings that cause me to emotionally spiral downward? It's not always as easy as simply saying, "I won't think that way anymore." Entrenched thought forms are like a buildup of plaque on my consciousness. But I'm not asked to be my own transformer; I'm asked only to surrender the thoughts and feelings that need transforming. God will do the rest.
Dear God, I feel myself falling into the hole Of self-pity, self-obsession, and negativity. I know I shouldn't think this way, But I'm afraid and I cannot stop. Please replace my thoughts with Yours, dear God. I am willing to see myself and all things differently. Please send me the miracle of new eyes and ears. That I might know my greater good. Amen.