I am not responsible for my first thought, but I'm responsible for my second. (And then what I choose to do about them after that.)
It is astonishing how effective and helpful several deep (I mean really, really deep) slow breaths can be when I need to pause and unclench and consider my next thought, word or deed.
Self obsession is a master of disguise.
Worries are the termites of Faith.
Service never fails me -- and its rewards (freedom from worry, self obsession and lack of faith) resonate long after I am alone again.