A friend told me he felt people created their feelings at least to an extent. For example, say you have a friend who recently broke up with a partner. You’re all at a party and this person starts talking about their ex. “Oh, I miss him…” she says. “Oh, I feel so bad…”
Once a person starts up with this, next thing you know they’re feeling it. They become completely depressed or bereft.
Most people have enough bad feelings as it is. It’s one thing to opt not to feed them when they come, but perhaps even smarter to not create them in the first place.
“I’m going to a party tonight and I’m not going to bring up my ex, even once…”
How often do you create your own feeling state (for good or ill)? Where is your moon?