Close your eyes for a second or two. Imagine a nice snowy landscape. Maybe your front yard.
Once again eyes closed.
Imagine the calm snowy field, with trees and birds. A calm snowy landscape, maybe this is a neighborhood park, or your front yard in the winter. Theres a handsome young couple playing in the snow.
Just ignore them for now.
Pay attention to the fences with the posts topped by the soft white powder. The light flurries in the otherwise still calm air. You can hear the sound of neighborhood children playing, of animals in the snow. The couple are now turned and looking in your direction. Ignore the couple.
Feel the soft powder crunch lightly under each foot as you rock back and forth on your heels. Look up and realize that despite the bright blue sky there's no harsh glare from the sun. In fact there is no sun at all. Though the cloudless sky is bright and blue as a warm summers day you see no sun anywhere. As you look down you see the young couple is now closer to you. Dont worry about that though.Just ignore them. Just ignore the couple.
Have you ever heard of ironic process theory? Maybe youve heard it called the white bear problem. Its this thing in psychology where the harder you try not to think of a thing the harder it forces its way into your head. The couple moves in closer now. Don't pay any attention to them. Ignore the couple in the snow.
Ignore them as they get closer. If you were to look up you'd see their faces, or rather the lack thereof. What does pass for their mouths stretched back much farther than should be possible. With small, pale yellow, protrusions jutting out in every direction.
Just look up and see the cool blue sky. Feel the light crushing of the snow under your shoes. See the leafless trees, and the frozen streams.
The sounds of the neighborhood have stopped. Your not sure when, but they've definitely stopped. Keep looking at the trees and the landscape. Pay not attention to the couple in the snow as they get closer now they are just within arms reach of you, smiling.
You open your eyes quickly and breathe a sigh of relief. But you realize in the back of your head the image is still there. And the next time you close your eyes the couple will be there waiting for you. Who knows what theyll do then.
Go ahead and close your eyes and just try to ignore them.