Being a deep thinker, I always find it amazing that people can be so easily manipulated when it comes to emotional issues. Last night, I wrote about the enjoyment I get from a simple practice, and that is simply talking to my mate.
You choose the path you take in life, no one else! You allow others to influence your emotional decisions. You hate, feel anger towards others, because you are unwilling to look elsewhere or find solutions for your problems. It's so much easier to place the blame on someone else.
You love because you choose not to allow hate into your life.
Most of what we feel is determined by forces beyond our control, but the one thing that we can control is HOW we react to them. We can learn. We can become informed, so our fears and biases can be diminished. It takes time, which through policies of our government has become limited, because we are desperately trying to hang onto what little we have.
I guess what I am trying to say is, we choose hate, we choose anger, we choose fear of others, and we can certainly choose to deny those forces!
We can choose to love, not hate.
We can choose peace, not anger.
We can choose to help, not hinder.
Every emotion we feel has an opposite emotion, we choose which path we take.
So choose wisely, because not only your own mental state but the state of others you come into contact with is affected by which path you choose!
May you find your path and may it be a peaceful one.