Circumstances don’t make a person; they reveal him or her.
It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
No one knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart… it comes from being alive.
The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness… an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.
The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.
We have to shore this thing up like a New Orleans levy.
When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners.