-- From Chapter 7 of Mindfulness In Plain English
I've lately been noticing the fact that I (and most of the rest of humanity) am stark, raving mad. I'm reminded of this at least 14 times a day ... usually by something I (or someone else) said, or by some silly little stray thought.
When I notice this, my initial inclination is usually to run around bashing my head into things and screaming "Get me out of here!". But that passes after about 1/10th of a second or so, and I think about my own state and what I should be doing right now to make it better. Sometimes this is helpful and productive, and sometimes (like last night) it leads to more insanity.
I once briefly considered putting signs on the inside/outside of my front door: "Insane Asylum"/"EXIT".
Perhaps I should buy a beach house and start calling myself Wonko the Sane.