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"Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
How very true...the only ones who can control our lives and emotions are our very selves. Most people fail to see this and complain about how terrible their lives are, but in reality, they are (maybe unconsciously) in control of many elements in their life that lead them to where they are.
The awesome thing about being the one able to control that is we always have a choice. Every moment we can choose how to interpret and respond to the stimuli of this universe. We can consciously choose our lives. We can live in a world full of difficulty, or a world full of bliss, regardless of what's going on with the rest of the world. How empowering is that?