Spiritual responsiveness: right thinking, feeling, acting

I remember being very unhappy while I was in junior high school, when a certain wish didn't come true. I have long since forgotten the wish, but I do remember the advice my older brother gave me. Expressing his mature wisdom (after all, he was in high school), he pointed out that my face wouldn't break if I smiled a little. And sure enough he was right!

Such an incident points toward the importance of letting our feelings be governed by the sense of good that is entirely outside the personal or material sense of things. What is this good?

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