An interesting method
for dealing with negative and unwanted thoughts.
Don't let them possess you.
Don't assume you have to act them out.
On the other hand;
Don't struggle mightily to suppress them, either.
Instead, try this:
Bow to the offending idea.
Acknowledge and admire its power.
Express your gratitude and respect to it
For galvanizing so much of your psychic energy
Meditation teacher Jack Kornfield