Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. (Chuang Tzu)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I deal with these negative thoughts?”
“What’s within your control?”
“I can’t keep them from appearing, so that’s outside my control.
I guess what I can control is how I respond to them.”
“Always focus on what you can control.
Don’t resist them. Flow with them.
Accept and appreciate them, for they are manifestations of the Inner Obstacle.
Every encounter with the Inner Obstacle is a Beautiful Opportunity, an aspect of the Beautiful Practice. You could call them spiritual rep(etition)s.”