One does not have to feel totally at the mercy of one’s emotion. It is only when acquiescing to the emotion, or investing the emotion with the falsehood of reality, that one is forced to play out the consequences.
from the book Gently Whispered: Oral Teachings by the Very Venerable Kalu Rinpoche
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