Rumi is one of my fave authors. He’s been called a scholar, theologian, and mystic. I once borrowed a book of his writings from the local library and really enjoyed it. He has a hilarious way of putting things that’s also quite profound. I totally agree with the quote above. Most of the time, we forget that we can control how we react to things. Our perspective changes how things affect us. We can either choose to see things in a positive light or a negative one, and the way we think becomes habitual. As a teenager I was totally pessimistic and a brooder. I know hormones played a part, but that kind of thinking also became ingrained in me. As I got older I realized that negative thinking wasn’t helping me get the results I wanted in life. I read a book by Wayne Dyer called There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem that was a total light bulb moment for me. Happiness is a choice? Really? I never knew! Since then I’ve worked to overcome negative thinking and I’ve come a long way. There are still things I have to work on. Let’s face it, who doesn’t have something to work on? But I’m a lot happier with the person I am now than the person I used to be. So when you feel down or demoralized, remember this quote. Maybe do some deep breathing or meditate. Sometimes when you’re wracking your brain for an answer it won’t come because you’re so frantic. But once you calm down and let intuition guide you, you’ll often find what you’re looking for.