The Wise know their limits
It is obvious that we cannot control the weather or our past,
but can we control what we feel?
Our emotions, in the moment, are often sensitive to what happens to us, to things we cannot predict or control.
Our first thoughts, in the moment, are often an automatic reaction to what we perceive and feel.
We CANNOT control our immediate (automatic) Emotional responses
We CANNOT control our immediate (automatic) First Thoughts
We CAN 1) Pause
We CAN 2) CHOOSE (control) our SECOND Thoughts
We CAN 3) CHOOSE (control) our Actions