Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
TWO ENERGY TOOLS: THOUGHT AND EMOTION
You will use two basic inner tools to discover your true self and change your life: thought and emotion.
When something in your life starts to go wrong, you will probably discover that your own thoughts and feelings are contributing to the problem. For example, suppose a person suddenly finds that his normally successful business suddenly starts failing. Perhaps he finds his employees have become reckless and unreliable, he fails to collect payment for services from clients, and he finds that certain vendors are dishonest. Perhaps his first tendency is to think of himself as a victim, and to blame and criticize everyone around him for the trouble. But soon he discovers that doesn’t correct the situation. Then, still thinking the problem is entirely outside of him, he attempts to correct the situation by firing certain employees and suing his clients for payment. Still he finds that his problems persist.