You must be aware that however much critical thinking you apply to a decision, you may be wrong.
Being comfortable with being wrong, and knowing that your opinions and knowledge of a situation will change with time, brings a sense of true inner freedom and peace.
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Feelings are caused by thoughts. You can access these thoughts by asking “Why? I feel this way?”
The thoughts behind the emotion can show you your mind’s misunderstandings, because any thought that causes an unpleasant emotion is likely caused by an assumption. And assumptions can be redefined.
Question everything. Ask yourself what you might be assuming.
Dig deeply, and look at every facet of that assumption. It might be helpful to type or write this out.
Some are useful, and some are useless fears that you can't or shouldn't do anything about.
They sap your strength for no reason, and you shou...
In scuba diving, for instance, fear can cause you to breathe too fast, swim too hard, move too suddenly, fail to take note of your surroundings, or rise too quickly toward the surface.
Knowing that fear has the potential to harm you can help you set it aside. Fold up that fear, put it in a box, and promise you'll get back to it later at a less dangerous time.
You may think it's your judgment deciding that something is dangerous and you should be afraid, but what actually happens is that fear chemicals are flooding into your brain.
Experiments have shown that fear can be induced artificially by injecting certain chemicals. Do the chemicals know what you should and shouldn't be afraid of? They don't. You do.
Write down exactly what you want your life to look like. Put it where you can see it every day. However, it is not set in stone. You can change it along the way.
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