This Zen story reveals a hard truth about life that’s difficult to accept but you’ll benefit a lot if you do

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No matter who you are or what your circumstances in life, we all encounter tough times.

Even the first noble truth of Buddhism says that suffering is inevitable.

Yet, why is it that some people come out of these hardships better than others?

While there are many different factors at play, perhaps the most important is our thoughts about the situation. Eckhart Tolle says it best:

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.”  – Eckhart Tolle

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