“Once the mind within is controlled and relaxed, even if the whole universe appears to turn on you like an enemy, you will not feel threatened or unhappy. On the other hand, if you are internally disturbed and agitated, even if the most delicious food is laid out on the table in front of you, you will not enjoy it. You may hear pleasant things, but they will bring you no joy. So depending on whether your mind is disciplined or not, you will experience happiness or suffering.”

The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace, His Holiness The Dalai Lama