Three responses arose in me to three different parts of the LOK chapter for this week:
1/ The retreat into feelings is all too familiar, fortunately from an earlier time in my life;
2/ The dedication to controlling how my life procedes is very familiar to how I live my life at present;
3/ The practice of bringing an object of desire strongly to mind has an interesting side effect: it seems to encourage a recognition of what is worthwhile in that object of desire. It lessens the feeling of being a helpless victim of fate and encourages the belief that if I really want something to happen, I can work towards making that outcome possible. This feels like an expansion of my foothold in time: like looking back from the future at what I would be most glad to have spent my time doing in the intervening span of my time on earth.