How did you start your morning today? What was the first thought you had when you woke up? Was it one of gratitude, or was it lamenting about all the tasks you have to do?
The only way to free ourselves from our conditioned patterns is through a full, conscious experience of them. Learning to ride the waves of our feelings rather than becoming submerged in them. Then we can clearly see how they affect us and how to resolve them.
What is the self? I realise this is a huge question that we can ponder indefinitely, but I’d still like to look into it with you.