- There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. -Shakespeare
- Koan: How long is your hair?
- Equanimity meditation: Generate equanimity toward others by reciting phrases like: All beings are the owners of their karma. Their happiness and unhappiness depend upon their actions, not my wishes for them. Or you can say: May we all accept things as they are. May we remain undisturbed by changing events. First you offer equanimity to a neutral person, then your benefactor, a friend, an enemy, yourself, all beings, etc.