We are the creators of the world. Our actions of body, speech and mind give form to the space we inhabit. Investing in inner awareness helps liberate us from dependence on the material world. The outer conditions of our life come and go: sometimes they are agreeable and rewarding, at other times wearisome and disappointing. But we can always make the effort to speak truth. We can always wait before succumbing to anger. And no matter how much or how little we own, we can always give. Thus we already have the power to create a beautiful abiding.
— Ajahn Munindo, Dhammapada Reflections