Dr. Christine Caldwell, a somatic therapist, writes in her insightful book “Getting Our Bodies Back” that ‘Our mind is analogous to a storehouse full of seeds.’ The seeds hold the potential for all of the feelings, opinions and beliefs that the human being might experience. While we carry the seed of hatred for example, we also carry the seeds of love and compassion. What we cultivate in our mind becomes a question of “What seed am I watering?” We have the power to influence what seeds we water in our mind. We don’t have to become a victim of its contents. We can practice watering the seeds of love or joy, as we can practice watering the seeds of envy or hatred. Heightening awareness of the contents of our mind will give us the leverage if you will, to direct where we place our attention. And what we give our attention to, grows.