the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge or conduct
Synonyms include: attitude, belief, ideology
"What pollutes the mind is our desire to get life to conform to our peculiar notion of how things should be, as opposed to how they really are. Why did this happen to me? What would make me feel better?...The thoughts themselves are not the problem; it's our desperate clinging to them and our resistance to what's actually happening that causes us so much anguish."
~ Phil Jackson, Sacred Hoops