According to an important Buddhist scripture, the Dhammapada, on one occasion the Buddha spoke: “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.”
Often it’s hard to fully realize what you have until you lose it. As long as life is going smoothly you’re never forced to stop and think about it, but when life gets tough you remember how easy it used to be.
This is what you shall do. Love the earth and the sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others …
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too: