An obvious fact about negative feelings is often overlooked. They are caused by us not by exterior happenings. An outside event presents the challenge but we react to it. So we must attend to the way we take things not to the things themselves.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it’s a valuable asset if you’re poor or haven’t any sense.
Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.
How would you feel if you had no fear?
Feel like that.
How would you behave toward other people
if you realized their powerlessness to hurt you?
Behave like that.
How would your react to so-called misfortune
if you saw its inability to bother you?
React like that.
How would you think toward yourself
if you knew you were really all right?
Think like that.
Detection of inner negativity is not a negative act. But a courageously positive act that makes you a new person.