Can we be the masters of our own thought pattern?
It may sound far fetched, but it is possible.
You gain control over your thoughts, when you recognize, but you do not identify with them.
When the mind creates negative thoughts such as anger, hatred, frustration, etc, you can consciously choose NOT to cooperate with these thoughts.
That is how you achieve control of your mind = freedom!
How can you attain liberty in order to create your own reality?
Firstly, by realizing you cannot control your initial thoughts of lust, jealousy, anger, and so on.
However, you can be the observer and master of your thought process.
Once you notice the direction your mind is taking you, just say to yourself: I choose not to go down this path - I am not going to allow this thought to hold me hostage - I will not bring harm upon myself.
You can either go along with your anger - allow it to fester inside - or mark it as "self destruct", and choose not to let it lead the way.
In any event, thinking too much can be detrimental - it is up to YOU to break it off - it is in your own hands.
Bottom line - when you identify a thought as toxic, you have the right and duty to control it by yourself ~