I-33. By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Translation by Swami Satchidananda
Ancient yogis understood how your interactions with others can affect your overall peace of mind. The world is full of people with all sorts of diverse interests, personalities, and ever changing emotional states. It is definitely no surprise that the way you choose to respond to others can greatly affect how you feel. We have all felt the wonderful positives and the not-so-wonderful negatives that can result. The real work is figuring out how to keep more of that inner peace or at least find a quicker rebound time. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali addresses this particular issue, the maintenance of peace of mind, with ageless simplicity and clarity. As you move through your daily interactions, keep this sutra (little bead of wisdom) with you. See how it can help your mind stay calm and clear.
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