I am noticing how often I have the very painful thought “I’m weird.” It feels painful when I have it because it reinforces a sense of isolation from other people. And by thinking it, the result is often that I remain distant, isolated, and alone. I suppose I can begin with the thought, “I notice that I’m thinking that I’m weird,” but what might a more neutral thought look like? More importantly, I’m not sure what the end goal thought looks like. “I belong” or “I am unique and that’s a good thing”?