The choice of what we indulge in is always there
Sometimes we can feel like there are certain pressing causes that inhabit our minds, that steals and occupies our focus, despite knowing it only causes frustration or annoyance.
We can choose where we let our eyes run of to, where our mind decides to run, what radio channel our ears tune into. We can choke whether to go right or left at a crossroads, turn back or walk straight ahead. By the same token we can also navigate our own experince here, to be one of more harmonic immersion. To sense where equillibrium is at its most profound, and to allow the inner guides tell us what we actually do need, and what it is okay to discard and avoid.
You would not etter a street ripe with warnings of crime, dive into waters where there are warnings of mann shark attacks, head outside in the middle of a dangerous tornado, or dive head first into a violent knife assault.
In saying we do not have a choice of where we allow ourselves to be, one would be denying the existence of free will, nobody forces us to think a thought, utter specific lines, or walk in only one direct line. Unless we ourselves accept the course we are about to indulge in, we are most likely not to do it. Nobody can possess your mind and take over your brain and the signals it sends to your system, and pull the strings from within you. We pull our own strings, make our own decisions, despite being influenced by others, we cannot blame them for the free will choices we make, because the initiation to arms, was our own.
Just like there is choice of where we buy our clothes, where we settle for a cup of coffee, what channel we watch, what food we pick our from the fridge, the choice of what we do and what we think about is also there.
If we delve into thoughts of judgement, haughtiness, self-criticism, raging anger, or whatever it may be, no one commisioned us to allow such things to consumes our essence for a moment or longer.