Understanding the Three Principles leads to mental well-being and allows for it to be sustained and strengthened throughout our lifetime. The Principles explain a universal fact: we all use the power of Mind to create our own Thought, and Consciousness enables us to experience our perception of our life as real. Once we recognize that we are the creators of our individual realities, we can navigate life’s ups and downs. Knowing that our feelings are the barometers of the quality of our thinking allows us to turn away from figuring out or fighting our thoughts. Instead we use our feeling states as a guide to whether to take our thinking seriously, or allow it to pass. The Principles explain that the power to think is the power to live the life we want. We know to quiet our minds and look towards positive feelings.