Today we ask that you understand that you cannot control your external reality, but you can control your experience of external reality.

This gives you an enormous amount of power.

Most humans believe that they are capable of controlling external reality.  This is the cause of terrible suffering and misery.  

Humans cannot control their external reality.  If they could, they would all live in comfort and ease, content and unchallenged, eternally healthy and youthful, and never dying.

Clearly, humans cannot control their external reality.  The belief that they can — and that, in fact, they should — causes so much unnecessary suffering.

It is like a child who gets enraged because he cannot have everything he wants all the time.  Such a child is always crying and having tantrums.  Adults who believe they can control reality similarly are always crying and having tantrums.

You cannot control reality.

But you can control your experience of reality.

Your experience of reality happens inside your mind.  It is internal.  This is why two different people can have the same experience, and react completely differently.  For one person, bungee jumping is exhilarating, and fun. For another, it is pure trauma, and terror.

It is possible to make a conscious decision to love and enjoy your life, no matter what is happening externally.  Every human being possesses this power.  Your minds are so incredibly powerful in this way.  

It is true.  You really can choose to enjoy life, no matter what is happening.  And if you stay very conscious with that decision, it will change your whole experience of reality for the better.

You cannot control reality.  But you can control your experience of reality.  What great power you have!

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