Just because we go through a difficult situation, it doesn’t mean that the future is predetermined. The future is very much in our hands, in our actions.
Other Sogyal Rinpoche quotes:
One of the mind's most marvellous qualities is that it can be transformed.
When you realise that thoughts and emotions are not you then you no longer become afraid of them. You become free of their hold.
Just as the ocean has waves, and the sun has rays, so the mind's own radiance is its thoughts and emotions.
Whenever we act negatively, it leads to pain and suffering; whenever we act positively, it eventually results in happiness.
Learning to live is learning to let go.
There is nothing to fear except our own untamed mind.
Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.
We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.
First thing in the morning, check your motivation; last thing at night, check your actions.
The key to finding a happy balance in modem lives is simplicity.