Much suffering, much unhappiness arises when you take each thought that comes into your head for the truth. Situations don’t make you unhappy. They may cause you physical pain, but they don’t make you unhappy. Your thoughts make you unhappy. Your interpretations, the stories you tell yourself make you unhappy. “The thoughts I’m thinking right now make me unhappy.” This realization breaks you unconscious identification with those thoughts.
~Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks