In the beginning we can not control our thoughts, only our actions. The mind seems to be it's own creature, almost separate from what we think of as our "selves". We just look, noticing. We see our thoughts, our emotions and recognize them for what they are. After a period of time these too will change and we see that we are not our thoughts, nor our emotions. We are something bigger. We get to choose.
Each moment we choose:
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compassion cooperation LIFE
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