You’ve already touched upon this concept in Week One when you trained yourself to ground your attention in the “here and now”. This time you’re going to build upon that foundation by learning to choose voluntarily when to set aside thoughts and when to return to thinking about them, rather than simply going along with your initial, automatic impressions.
We’re also going to return once again to the basic distinction between what’s “up to us” and what is not. This time you’ll be looking at ways to help yourself make that distinction even when challenging situations or strong feelings and desires threaten to derail your practice.
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