Raad Ahmed
December 1, 2021

How to think clearly

When someone tell us something, we often form opinions based on how it made us feel.

In this process, we mistaken our emotions for actual truth about how the world works.

Just notice how you react to other peoples opinions throughout your day.

Maybe someone will say "we should tax the rich!" and you'll find yourself liking it or not based on your emotional reaction.

Worse, your mind will tempt you to immediately accept or reject the claim without exploring the rational validity of it first.

This will lead you to feeling either be happy or unhappy within a few seconds.

This is how most people are about their emotions.

They'll say, "I can't help but feel this way."

But they're wrong.

Emotions can be tamed.

You are always in control.

It's not about liking or not liking the way the facts play out.

Truth is a method of staying in touch with what is whether you like it or not.

Everything that you experience is neutral.

But your beliefs label it as good or bad.

When you ignore these urges, you move from delusion to reality.

When something happens, don't create a story or judge it or even form an opinion.

Observe yourself and detach from the outcome.

Your whole experience of life is in your mind.

Focus on your internal world, not the external.

This is thinking clearly.