Patient acceptance not only helps us, it also helps those we are patient with. Being accepted feels very different from being judged. When someone feels judged, they automatically become tight and defensive, but when they feel accepted they can relax, and this allows their good qualities to come to the surface. Patience always solves our inner problems, and it often solves problems between people as well.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “How to Solve Our Human Problems” (via dancingdakini)
If we are poor, we should not be depressed but make strenuous efforts to gain the true internal wealth of Dharma realizations, since this is the real source of happiness and peace of mind. With a contented mind we will be happy even without wealth; but, if we have a discontented mind, we will be unhappy no matter how rich we may become.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - from the book Universal Compassion