“What other people think of me is none of my business. One of the highest places you can get to is to be independent of the opinions of other people.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
We Are In Control
The only suffering one experiences is the suffering that they allow.
One is in control of how they react to any situation, as well as how they react to their own thoughts. We all have the ability to observe and change our own reactive patterns. These reactive patterns are often linked to some type of emotion, which can sometimes cause one suffering (although not always!).
By changing the way one reacts, one can stop allowing thoughts and situations to have power over their emotions.
From the Words of Tolle
“Unease, restlessness, boredom, anxiety, dissatisfaction, are all the results of unfulfilled wanting. Wanting is structural, so no amount of content can provide lasting fulfillment as long as that mental structure remains in place.” –Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth