Some people assume that I’m always smiling and laughing because I’ve never really suffered. They see my joyful countenance and say, “I wish I could be as happy as you are; it’s just that, unlike you, I have so many difficulties to face!” In fact, I do face lots of difficulties, but I always actively seek effective ways to deal with them. And effectively dealing with problems makes the mind tranquil, happy, and energized. This is a great source of joy.

~Khangser Rinpoche~