I had a difficult time staying peaceful and positive in this world because I was trying to change things that I had no control over. I should have focused instead on changing the one thing that I could: my way of thinking and responding to situations.
You cannot control how other people will think or act no matter how hard you try. Many things will also happen that you will never understand. Learn to accept these and you will enjoy inner peace.
[book excerpt taken from Thank Goodness I Got Lost!]
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