As our human minds continuously and unconsciously give rise to mind functioning, certain patterns emerge. These patterns channel our thinking in a particular, fixed direction.
Every stressful experience in our lives emerges from a mental door that we unconsciously but repeatedly open.
A new idea is like a stranger; even if you had a good chat with him and developed a positive feeling, it will still take a while until you feel comfortable enough to invite him home. The key to learning is to transform new ideas into applicable conviction.
By Zen Master Miao Tsan