In a big huge way, it’s all about thoughts.
On good days I hear and smell a bus going by and if I pay attention I notice that I am instantly reminded of travel, new airports, adventures. On bad days my mind goes to thoughts of over-population, pollution, the machine of society.
Meanwhile the bus is still driving down the road and nothing that I choose to think in the moment will change anything– except for my own experience.
What is the truth? Is it wrong to think of good things while bad things are happening? If so, it’s equally wrong to think of bad things when good things are happening. What would have the best immediate outcome?
I can’t immediately stop pollution, but this very moment I can stop polluting my mind.