We can develop our potential by cultivating awareness - by looking for ways we get in our own way and advising ourselves to a course of action.
Awareness is about observing our emotional experience, to see it clearly and objectively, to accept it, and then to decide how to deal with it. This will slowly build a fertile ground for our ability to thrive.
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