Saying bad feeling things in softer ways is a good calibrating technique

A good calibrating technique is to, once you offer a word like “bad days” [during a conversation], to then find some softer ways of saying that like “bad feeling days” or “bad feeling moments in those days” or “contrasting moments in those days” or “opportunities to calibrate in those days”. You see what we’re getting at?

Did you feel how it got softer and softer with each interest in softening it from bad, to occasionally bad, to bad feeling rather than bad. The train [of bad-feeling thought] slows. The momentum slows and then those things like that come less frequently and stay shorter times.

Abraham - Amsterdam 2022