Emotions are a choice

Once dismiss the view you take, and you are out of danger. Who, then, is hindering such a dismissal?   – Marcus Aurelius, from Meditations 12:25 What if instead of saying ‘I’m happy’ or ‘I feel like shit’, before the emotion, you put: ‘I choose’? So for example, instead of those you’d …

Who or what do you ACTUALLY need?

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. And even then, after the government had decided to let him out, he still tried to get more time (so people outside could have enough time to plan events to mark his release). The only things you need are the things that keep …

One word changes everything

A friend wrote to me today telling me it’s been an ‘interesting’ time for me lately. Now, you don’t need to know what ‘interesting’ means in this case, but interesting is the right way to put it. There is no good, no bad, no sad, no tough, no difficult things that happen. …