Here is a quote from my book, "A Handbook for the Spiritual Journey," on WordPress: "We can begin anywhere, any time, with anything because everything is equidistant from what is important, and everything will lead us there if we live with our eyes open." Our eyes aren't open if we cannot change our mind about the meaning-- about the importance of-- of what we see. All it takes is the freedom to change our mind about what is important. There is a lot of talk about "freedom of the will," or "free will." Well. Can we will our mind to change about what is important? How free is a will that is a slave to the way we see things? Who wills their way of thinking about things? Who can change their way of thinking/ seeing/assessing the validity of how things are? So much for "freedom of the will." We are chained to our beliefs, convictions and opinions. We have no choice in the matter. And the only thing standing between us and peace and happiness everlasting is our inability to change our mind about how things are and what matters most. If you want to do the one thing that would instantly improve your quality of life, change your mind about what is important.