„I've learned that empowered thinking is a choice — a state of mind. It's the ability to enjoy a rose with no mind of the thorn.“

Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 78
Context: I've learned that empowered thinking is a choice — a state of mind. It's the ability to enjoy a rose with no mind of the thorn. It's the ability to celebrate a life even though it has passed. It's seeing the flowers even during a rainstorm.

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