Mar 9

It is seldom that emotions are experienced without some accompanying thought.

Our feelings are often motivated by thought and directed by them.

We can entertain an idea that is purely intellectual as a product of thinking alone.

We can entertain emotions without any instruction or control of our minds.

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Mar 9

We will all know the soothing effect of wandering around our own garden, tending or watering.  It tends to put us in a natural meditative mood of appreciation of plant life in general and perhaps allows us a little sense of pride in the results of our personal horticultural efforts.

All meditative states of consciousness commence with a stimulus or focus. If we have a material focus such as a beautiful flower we will be inclined to expand our thoughts and emotions and also elevate them as we look at the intricate handiwork of nature and drink in its beauty.

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