(7.11) The degree of harmony we attain is determined by our ability to appropriate what we require for our growth from each experience.
The quickest way to transcend suffering and obliterate negative rumination is to attach value and meaning to conditions; to learn something. Value and meaning give purpose to hardship, and purpose is what mind is attempting to locate during rumination.Thus, if we can create or identify a lesson in our experience, mind will quit trying to come up with reasons to rationally explain what–in many cases–can not be rationally explained in a satisfying way. More often than not, rumination involves reliving the past or imagining the future. Our rumination filter is the method by which we interpret all experience. Our predominant mental attitude is the blueprint for the construction of our rumination filer.