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 ===== It All Causes Itself ===== ===== It All Causes Itself =====
 +==== By Default ====
 +Most of the time, there'​s really not much pushing your emotions in one direction or another. There'​s an awful lot of time for you to feel how you feel 'by default'​. So this isn't about changing the way you feel when things happen; it's about changing how you feel normally, at any time, for no reason.
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 +  * If you're not in a '​default place' right now, you shouldn'​t do this.
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 ==== Feelings From Thoughts ==== ==== Feelings From Thoughts ====
 Feelings come from thoughts. You think, and then you feel. Can you think of a time you felt before you thought? Probably not. You see someone you really like, and there'​s a thought--"​I really like that person"​ or whatever it is for you, and then you feel however you feel towards that person. You get a bill, you think "Oh, great,"​ and then you feel frustrated or whatever. Your boss asks you if you have a minute and you think "am I in trouble?"​ and then you feel nervous. You think, and then you feel. Feelings come from thoughts. You think, and then you feel. Can you think of a time you felt before you thought? Probably not. You see someone you really like, and there'​s a thought--"​I really like that person"​ or whatever it is for you, and then you feel however you feel towards that person. You get a bill, you think "Oh, great,"​ and then you feel frustrated or whatever. Your boss asks you if you have a minute and you think "am I in trouble?"​ and then you feel nervous. You think, and then you feel.
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 +FIXME Feelings have you.
  
 So where do thoughts come from? So where do thoughts come from?
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 ==== Thoughts From Context ==== ==== Thoughts From Context ====
 Thoughts come from the context you live in--your beliefs and assumptions,​ your upbringing and culture, etc. **Inside of your context, only certain thoughts are possible.** Let me say that again: Inside of your context, the context within which your thoughts arise, only certain thoughts are possible. It's like the saying, commonly attributed to Einstein, that we can't solve the problems we have now with the same thinking we used to create them. Thoughts come from the context you live in--your beliefs and assumptions,​ your upbringing and culture, etc. **Inside of your context, only certain thoughts are possible.** Let me say that again: Inside of your context, the context within which your thoughts arise, only certain thoughts are possible. It's like the saying, commonly attributed to Einstein, that we can't solve the problems we have now with the same thinking we used to create them.
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 +FIXME Thoughts have you. If it's really you thinking, then stop!
  
 ==== Chemicals From Feelings ==== ==== Chemicals From Feelings ====
  
-===== Old essay; incorporate and delete. ===== +==== Memories ​==== 
-Are your emotions like the weather? By default, yes: they just do whatever it is they'​re set to do, //by default//. Then things happenand you feel how you feel because of them. Or maybe you feel the way you feel because of what you made what happened, mean(Someone told me they thought //x//, and think that's stupidso I felt angry and etc.)+We know now that remembering or imagining a situation ​is as real to the mind as actually being there. Athletes ​//imagine// themselves succeeding as part of their training, because ​it actually makes them succeed more of the time. I'm not saying ​that you should live life imagining times gone by--far from it. But if you can do this with memoriescould you do it with feelings as well?
  
-  ​If you'​re ​not in a '​default place' right now, you shouldn'​t do this.+==== Review ==== 
 +  ​Feelings arise from thoughts. You think, then you feel, and you feel what you felt because of what you thought. 
 +  * The thoughts you can think are limited by your context. 
 +  * Depending on your brain chemistry, some thoughts are just not going to be possible. 
 +  * **Your feelings aretherefore, at the mercy of the world around ​you. What happens to you dictates how you feel.**
  
-It seems to me that, most of the time, there'​s really not much pushing your emotions in one direction or another. There'​s an awful lot of time for you to feel how you feel 'by default'​. So this isn't about changing the way you feel when things happen; it's about changing how you feel normally, at any time, for no reason. +  * Remembering ​or imagining a situation ​can be as real to your mind as being there. 
- +  * Remembering a specific event changes the memory. 
-We know now that remembering ​or imagining a situation ​is as real to the mind as actually ​being there. ​Athletes //imagine// themselves succeeding as part of their training, because it actually makes them succeed more of the timeI'm not saying that you should live life imagining times gone by--far from it. But if you can do this with memories, could you do it with feelings as well?+  * **Your memory and imagination are, therefore, ephemeral. You are in total control ​of them.**
  
 +===== Exercise =====
 This process is basically simple: This process is basically simple:
  
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