Become as resourceful in inspiring yourself to enter your own peace as you are at being neurotic and competitive in the world.
-- Sogyal Rinpoche
This quote resonates deeply with me since I'm very good at generating neurotic, self-defeating, resentful and similarly unproductive thoughts. It's not that I'm trying or wanting to produce them; they just come naturally, generally without a great deal of self-awareness. I'm neither proud nor ashamed of this fact. It simply is what it is.