How to change how you react to your thoughts/emotions

⭐⭐⭐”Once you realize the true evolution of your mental problems, you’ll never blame any other living being for how you feel.” ⭐⭐⭐

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Only you – yes only YOU can change your thoughts and is responsible of how you feel. People/ situations may trigger those thoughts, but never create them.

You can choose how you react to your thoughts/emotions. Not easy – yet possible.

How can you do that?

Here are some easy steps that can help:

First relax, detach, centre yourself again and focus.

Relax – notice the thought/ emotion that are there. Breathe and relax and see the thought as a cloud in the big blue, vast sky of your mind. Clouds come and go. The blue, vast sky is always there

Detach – detach yourself from the thought/emotion -imagine the cloud has disappeared fully

Centre – bring your awareness in your body at the navel area

Focus – how would you like to feel instead now? Name the word mentally that expresses that feeling. Breathe it in and breathe out the thought/emotion you do not want to have. Notice the shift of how you feel

‘Free your mind and feel delight’ Thubten Monlam 💛

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