The personality is a braid of conditioned behaviours and memories. It’s why we think, speak and act the same way every day. We assume this triple-named bit of binding is who we are.
You are not the thoughts in your head. Not even remotely. You are the awareness of the thoughts in your head. Awareness is the great power, the universal intelligence. That’s who you are!
Our thoughts and feelings are completely unbidden. We don’t say, ‘Now I’m going to worry for 20 minutes,’ and then do just that. Our thoughts and feelings cannot be controlled. They happen to us. And then something untoward occurs. We get attached to them.
Every cultural bromide eventually succumbs to its own fatuity. Now on deathwatch: ‘thoughts and prayers’. If intercessory prayer had any efficacy at all, would there not by now be some evidence for it?
An emotion is a response in the body to a thought in the head. They cause a lot of mischief, thoughts do.
D-type males (men who are negative about pretty well everything) have more heart attacks than anyone else.