A few people here have said that they'd been feeling down, and the session made them feel much better. This is something that probably happens to most of us, with every single session. I don't necessarily feel down before a new session, but I do always feel better after reading it, and I'm sure most of you can agree you've experienced the same, and probably after just about every session.
So the point I want to make is, the session doesn't change any facts. The world doesn't change after a session. It's only your point of view that changes. And what that means is that you can change it yourself. What happens when you read the session is that the Cs just point out, "Don't focus so much on this, but instead, keep in mind some of that."
And there's a simple lesson for us all in this. Because there's nothing stopping us from changing our point of view on our own, other than bad habits and wavering awareness. If you're feeling down, watching this world self-destruct in ways you know could be prevented, you know a new session would make you feel better, but you should be able to achieve that effect yourself.
So think about this. Think about what specifically are those things that make you feel better. What are the things the Cs bring to your attention that do the trick. The things are there whether the Cs are talking or not. They're always there. There are always reasons to feel good and happy. You just have to learn to bring your attention to them whenever it's getting distracted by 3D STS stupidity.
Analyse the state of mind you find yourself in when you read a new session, and learn to stay in such a state of mind as much as possible. That state of mind is, I think, a part of the whole STO mindset, just as the opposite is the STS state of mind that the media and politicians drag you into every day, along with whatever morons you meet on any given day.
Maybe just thinking of what the Cs would say in the situation you're in (and by now, you can all probably guess quite well) can help you refocus. So meditate about the triggers that push you in either direction and try to learn to resist the negative ones and invite the positive ones.
(Only if you want, OK? It's not mandatory.)
What I have noticed, though, is that it sometimes takes repeating a sequence a certain number of times for it to become an automatic reaction. And even then, sometimes situations can be so far out of control - and emotions - that we need a little help from our friends to nudge us back on track. That's the beauty of a network.
And, by the way, the book is finished. It's in editing right now, but it's done. Over 600 pages, too. Gads, I thought I'd never shut up.