We don’t always control the external circumstances of our lives – sometimes something happens unexpectedly.
The one thing we can control is whether or not we choose to react to it.
When we react, we check out. We’re no longer the one in charge of ourselves. We become the effect of whatever it is we are reacting to.
It takes a great deal of discipline to remain calm and steadfast in our certainty that everything is for the best, but the more we practice it, the greater we grow our peace within. -- Yehuda Berg 4-22-13