This is from Chapter 12, “All in the Mind” in “The Epigenetics Revolution” by Nessa Carey. The quote is from John Milton.
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”
We should use this quote as a reminder to ourselves substituting “My” for “The”.
We are the ones who determine our own happiness. This is one of the reasons that HM recommends meditation.
A similar quote comes from Victor Frankl; a survivor of Auschwitz (and a neurologist and psychologist): “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance, to choose one’s own way.”
What makes Dr. Frankl’s statement so remarkable is that it was made under the most adverse of circumstances.
Siddhartha, who became the first Buddha was a wealthy man who left his wealth in his quest to remove misery from the world. His solution was found in the mind in mindfulness and meditation.
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