No matter what’s going on, you’re free to rise above the details and choose how you want to feel about it. You do this by identifying that crucial moment when the matter pops into your head and your mind starts wrapping itself around the issue. In that split second when you would normally be categorizing it and developing a story, make a point of saying to yourself, “This is neither good nor bad.” It won’t impair your ability to discern rationally, but it will help you to

Prevent emotional clogs.

Steve and JarlĀ