As I note my negative feelings, I notice I'm disliking them and trying to coerce them into being something else. My mind knows concentrated states during meditation can dissolve unpleasant states and it wants to use that. So, I say "disliking, disliking" or "controlling, controlling". But now I'm disliking that tendency and trying to stop it, so I'm still just disliking and controlling. I can say "disliking" again, but that just repeats the same pattern.
Noting on its own doesn't seem to be enough to create clear thoughts.
Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.