” Your greatest need is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters your mind. You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life, work on controlling your mind. In most cases, that’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
My interpretation of this quote, like many, is based on our views on life and your existence on earth. We all too often see the pursuit of happiness as an external venture rather than searching for an internal happiness. Realizing you were placed on this earth with tools, the mind, this body, your senses. These tools help us navigate our souls journey on this planet. This game we play requires only these innate tools we have been given and honing them for the sake of our spirit/soul’s journey. Working on our own mind cave rather than looking externally for our cues on how to feel, how to behave, how to react leads you to succeed in this game of life.
“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”