I ask that you think deeply about the following conversation until it takes you to that state of mind that I call a “princely condition.”
When you’re feeling upset about a situation in your life, make no try at ridding yourself of the uncomfortable feeling. This is like punching at mosquitoes with a closed fist, hoping to knock them out. They come back, biting.
Most folks cry out in anger, or moan pitifully when an upset feeling persists. Perhaps that strategy will attract someone who sympathizes with you, and perhaps that response will lift you temporarily. But in reality, you have attracted someone who is simply supplying more energy that will cause you to sink deeper. When a person is sympathetic, he is saying you don’t have what it takes to lift yourself higher. That’s not true – and to believe it’s true is pathetic.
When you remain quiet, and allow the upset feeling to run its course, it runs out of steam. Why? Because it needs your emotional reaction to feed it more energy. When you cease to react emotionally – in the silence comes space for clarity. With clarity comes the remembrance of your true nature – marvelously made and destined to win at whatever you set your mind to.
Soon thereafter, you find the kingdom within – you find the state of mind that I call a “princely condition.” This condition frees your mind to see things differently, and to respond powerfully and effectively. You have found the light to live your own life, and allow no emotional upset to stop you from advancing.