From Denny: Perception. It comes from the feelings in our hearts and the culture taught notions in our heads. We can acquire Stinkin' Thinkin' from our families or national culture too in the form of long held prejudices that create strife and wars.
But "What If?" we decided to sit down and spend time reflecting upon who we are at our core being? When we release ourselves from the Should Have, Could Have, Would Have expectations of society and family what would we discover about ourselves on the deepest level?
Would we be pleased? Would we be surprised at how much we differed from all that we had been taught and all to which we had been exposed in society?
Then the real question remains: What are we going to do with that new found discovery?
When we separate what is truly "us" from what is society and family it is then our thoughts are set free to rise into the world and create a beautiful place for us to live happily.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. - Gautama Buddha, Dhammapada
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