I work with the craziness and illogic of my mind by"noticing" my thoughts without judgment or self-criticism, taking a deep breath, and then let them go as many times as necessary. I also remember the God presence within me as my anchor and go on. I have found that by accepting the part of myself where these thoughts come from, knowing that it will always be with me, but does not have to rule my actions I am able to maintain more serenity than when I would hate and judge myself for having such thoughts. With every dark thought, I am then able to rethink, remembering the love within me. That brings me peace and self-acceptance. I have a friend who says, "we all go into the dark places from time to time but we don't have to "pitch a tent there." Thank you for your thought-provoking topics.