We are unique creatures on this planet because we can control what we think about so it follows, then, that we have the power to control who we are and how we live by controlling how we think. That's why it's important to train yourself to think about things that give you comfort instead of things that give you stress.
There is nothing comforting to think about, you say? Balderdash! Let's do a little experiment...think about a horse. A purple horse. With polka dots. See...you can think about whatever you want to think about! You can think about things that don’t even exist. You do have the power!
Something to think about, isn’t it?
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