Gaining a sense of how you respond in difficult times
will help you to redirect your emotional energies.
Confusion, tension, and depression all contain energy
that can be used for us as well as against us.
When we calmly face our difficulties without trying to escape,
without trying to manipulate or suppress our feelings,
it is possible to see something we have never seen before:
Our emotions are really only energy;
we can transform this energy into positive feelings.
The choice is up to us.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche