Emotions come from within not without

Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.

 Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

It is not outside forces that make us feel something, it is what we tell ourselves that create our feelings. A blank document, canvas, or unmarked to-do list is not inherently stressful—it’s your thoughts that are stressing you out.

 

 

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