Take Control of Your Thoughts
Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.
A daily meditation practice can be disturbing at first because we become aware of the multitude of thoughts flooding through our mind. As we get accustomed to using techniques like focus on the breath or mantra to loosen the hold of these thoughts, we can let them subside and become absorbed in the peacefulness that is our true nature. With practice, we can discard thoughts of fear or anger when they first arise and before they become empowered. It is liberating to discover that we can fully control our thoughts, our speech and our actions in the world and that this determines in turn how the world reacts to us.