Thank you for teaching us how to gain the confidence that we are able to direct and become more aware of our thoughts. For many of us, the negative thoughts can become like a rabbit hole with no end. I have always been aware of people who carry that certain aura of calmness and inner peace. My impression was that those individuals are trained in the field of psychology and such, and that was the only way to obtain such inner peace. Thank you again for giving hope to those of us of different training that we, too, can become more centered and master our inner peace. I think the key is having the hope for the better.
By the way, I will try use your very humorous metaphors when training my awareness. It’s no longer easy for me to find thing humorous, but your bear running with donuts and a cleaver will remain in my memory (hopefully) for a long time. He will be running to the fridge filled with cold chocolate. Thank you, Steve, for using your gifts so wisely and kindly.