The most important factor in maintaining peace within one’s self in the face of any difficulty, is one’s mental attitude. If it is distorted by such feelings as anger, attachment or jealousy, then even the most comfortable environment will bring one no peace. On the other hand, if one’s attitude is generally calm and gentle, then even a hostile environment will have little effect on one’s own inner peace. Since the basic source of peace and happiness is one’s own mental attitude, it is worthwhile adopting means to develop it in a positive way. The quality of our life depends on what seeds we water in our consciousness. Every single choice we make is either going to enhance our spirit or drain it. In every moment we’re giving ourselves power or taking it away.