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To Transcend: Observe Cause and Effect

On Jul 11, 2006 Anona wrote:

I strongly disagree with Dan Millman's notion that "we are not responsible for the thoughts that enter our mind and flow out and the emotions that pass like the weather" Thoughts are words we choose to think, emotions do not come or go, they are simple reactions to what we are thinking about. Change what we choose to think about and our emotions will change. We are responsible for what we choose to think, feel. The only place he is correct is we are responsible for our behavior. However, before each behavior is a thought to act it out. Our emotions are produced computer quick, so much so that we THINK it's a thing that arrived, but it's only a REACTION. It is so much easier in life to choose your thoughts well so that you won't have to deal with unpleasant emotions. Phillipians 4:8 tells us what to fill our minds with (or to think on) and if you notice here they are all POSITIVE thoughts. This teaches us that WE choose our thoughts and that we are able to choose good ones,REGARDLESS OF WHAT OUR CIRCUMSTANCE MAY BE

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