Revolutionary in its simplicity, Stop Thinking and Start Living offers powerful short-term, common sense methods that allow you to let go of negativity and tap into your natural state of wellbeing. Richard Carlson says that `if you begin to see that your thoughts are not the real thing - they're just thoughts and as thoughts they can't hurt you - your entire life will begin to change today.' Carlson's illuminating guide explains how your thoughts determine how you feel, and why thinking about problems only makes them worse. He shows how you are free to choose at any moment which thoughts you hold onto and which you let go of. His persuasive arguments will convince you of how simple it is to dismiss negative thoughts and tune in to your inner source of calm and contentment. In this way you can easily conquer depression and sadness, no matter how long you may have been afflicted by them.