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Let go and fly

The past is an illusion. Let the inhibition go.

Masochistic reactions are a comment on the past. They may seem ridiculous at times, but they are perfectly valid neural connections.

Man is "against himself" and has a "drive to self-destruction" and "an unconscious desire to retain his neurosis" only when he has inadequate reaction patterns. He attracts trouble and constantly repeats his errors because he has acquired no other methods of coping with his environment. When he says, "I don't want to let go of my troubles," what he really means is, "my troubles [habits, that is] won't let go of me—because they are habitual."

- "Conditioned reflex therapy" by Andrew Salter.

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