LESSON 23. I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.
In the midst of busy stressful days, these lessons become coping mechanisms. New thoughts to displace the negative loops. It’s an escape hatch, an ejector seat.
There is no point in lamenting the world. There is no point in trying to change the world. It is incapable of change because it is merely an effect.
The problem isn’t reality, me, but reactions. My first reaction to most things is I can’t do this/I can’t handle this. I want to avoid pain I predict. I create pain by telling myself I should be able to, I’m terrible because I can’t, and create a loop that can only be broken by food or drink.
I have been looking to attack the effects not the causes.
You see the world that you have made, but you do not see yourself as the image maker. You cannot be saved from the world, but you can escape from its cause.
It is a relief to accept this responsibility for years of discomfort and now the release. It’s not a prescription, diets, restriction. The change comes from within. I am powerful.