One day, I was very upset, because my best friend got laid off. I love her so much and didn't want her to lose the job. I was just a very young girl around those days, didn't know what to do, when coping something like this. So I cried. In the evening, I went to see my Buddhist Master and told him the story. This is what he said to me:
"You are crying, because your co-worker
lost her job, so you are not happy.
You want her to return to work so
you can be happy again…
My Little Girl, you are very selfish!
Your happiness is very conditional!
Did you realize that?
It's all about making you happy,
so you can stop crying!"
It took me a while to understand his message.
From then on, I learned how to conquer my mind,
and try my best, not to let anything disturb my inner peace…