Let's face facts: Except for the fortunate few who live seemingly charmed lives, the rest of us find ourselves blown about by the gales of chance, again and again. Whether it's job loss, financial ruin, rejection, chronic illness and pain or the tragic death of a loved one, there are ample opportunities to fall into depression or escape through addiction. Yet neither is inevitable, if we approach adversity with an attitude of resilience.
Responding skillfully is at the heart of this diverse collection of quotes garnered from the great minds of history: Plato and Aristotle, Buddha and Lao Tzu, Thoreau and Twain, Thomas Merton and Mother Teresa, Einstein and Schweitzer, Rumi and Rilke, who faced life's hardships with courage and fortitude and found themselves rewarded by wisdom and renewed strength. Discover in these pages the hidden blessings and hard won insights extracted from the mudslides of life. Join the wise from time immemorial to reap the rewards of an enlightened existence, which is none other than your ordinary mind.
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