“Most of the sorrow and sufferings experienced in life originate from a lack of stability.
It is not the stability of a train that simply runs along the rails but a stability that stands strong amid problems, no matter what kinds of trouble you are confronted with.
One of the factors that create this sense of stability is the accumulation of wisdom. Those who possess this stability have a store of wisdom; they know what kind of problems people in the past faced, the circumstances behind those problems, and how they solved them. They can then apply the same methods to solve their own difficulties.
At such times, it is important to be able to see from a higher perspective. If your emotions are unstable, changing from day to day, it is because you are wrestling with a problem and you are in a deadlock; you cannot tell who is winning, you or the problem. Until the game is over, you have no idea if you are the winner or the loser. As a result, your mind wavers.”
— “An Unshakable Mind” by Master Ryuho Okawa