You will gradually come to learn that your thoughts are not you - you do not have to take them so personally. You can simply watch these states of mind as they arise, stay a while, and then dissolve. It’s tremendously liberating to realise that your thoughts are not ‘real’ or ‘reality’. They are simply mental events. They are not you.
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams & Danny Penman (via callmeclinton)