The key to Serenity is to never get personally involved in your own life.
All the faults of our mind – our selfishness, ignorance, anger, attachment, guilt, and other disturbing thoughts– are temporary, not permanent and everlasting. And since the cause of our suffering –our disturbing thoughts and obscurations – is temporary, our suffering is also temporary.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche,
“In my experience, men who respond to good fortune with modesty are harder to find than those who face adversity with courage.”
Cyrus the Great