You Can Always Control Your Interpretations And Responses

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We don’t always control what happens to us. But we always control how we interpret what happens to us, as well as how we respond.

— Mark Manson
(The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Journal)

We can always control what we do,
and how we respond to what happens,
with these creating karma.

When old negative karma ripens,
although we cannot fully control it,
in terms of ending it all instantly,

we can still fully control
how we positively interpret
and positively respond to it,

with these creating new positive karma,
that changes how old karma ripens,
thus decreasing its negative effects.

The more we do our best
to control what we can control,
the more we can better control.

The more we try to ‘control’
what we cannot control,
the less we can control.

Peace arises from
focusing on what
you can control.

Afflictions arise from
focusing on what
you cannot control.

— Shilashanti

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