When disturbing thoughts and emotions arise, your only choice is to let them unfold naturally. Don’t try to control or indulge them. Giving them importance only makes them more “real.” Instead, shift your attitude a bit. You will see that this disturbed and anxious mind is just an expression of mind’s basic nature – which is emptiness itself – and quite OK. Everything is in a good place, and there is no need for such weightiness or concern. Seeing this brings peace.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
from the book It's Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path
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