1. How can you be the source of my perceived pain, while I remain entangled in my own thoughts?
2. Thoughts never detach from their origin.
3. I deflect these feelings because I'm unwilling to engage in a candid conversation with myself.
4. You serve as a mirror, and I value your reflection, even though I don't always interpret it as an unconditional call for love.
5. No, it's not my neighbors, mother, father, sister, brother, or child.
6. I'm assigning meaning to every event. The buck stops here.
7. A common way to perpetuate "mental distress" is attempting to project my fears onto others.
8. I might feel self-righteous believing you're the cause, but with such flawed thinking, it's akin to being in a boat in the middle of an ocean without a paddle.
9. Acknowledging that I'm the source of all perceived problems is merely half the task; now I must promptly dispel such thoughts.