Things do not always go as we want. And then it’s easy to think that if things outside of us were different, it would be better. But it’s not always easy to change our surroundings. And often it creates more resistance than solving the challenges we face. Then we can remember that when we change the way we look at things, then the things we look at will change. We can always change our thoughts.
Example: At the moment, I experience people being envious. This is expressed in the fact that somebody does not want me well and creates gossip about me behind my back. Twenty years ago I had responded with anger on this and tried to do something about it. Now I look at it as a sign that I’m on the right track. It just happens that not everybody is able to be happy for other peoples successes. Had I reacted with anger I would have hurt myself more than the people who are envious. Also, there is something called “practice what you preach” of course. 😉