Anything that you respond to is a product of your mind.
It is your mind that becomes angry.
It is your mind that becomes stubborn.
It is your mind that wants to get even.
It is your mind that is hurt.
But if you subdue your mind, tell me, where is the anger?
Where is the depression?
Where is the response to conditions?
There isn’t any.
When the mind is subdued there is only eternal peace and that peace is the Self, consciousness.
(Robert Adams (‘One Self, One Consciousness’; January 3rd, 1991)