Balanced Sensitivity: 4 Responding with Balance

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We need to recognize the ten innate mental factors that accompany our perceptions and realize that we can adjust them. Adjusting the ten mental factors is an effective means for increasing attentiveness to problems and for enhancing the intention to respond. However our emotions and feelings might still hamper this response. Understanding the mechanism behind feelings and wishes helps to alleviate tensions between the two. When we understand why we feel like doing something and why we might want to do something different, we can evaluate these factors. Weighing them against the reasons for what we need to do, we can then come to a reasonable decision.