~ You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength ~

This quote is about finding a fundamental truth of life. While many quotes focus on happiness coming from within, this covers the rest of the game, as we live in our mind.
We are the only one with power over our mind. Yes, we can fail to apply that power, and allow it to drift with the forces of the day. That can lead some to believe that the outside world and outside events have power over our minds.
But it isn’t true. The outside world can apply pressure, but we make the decisions about what we will do. We will chose to yield or oppose, or to find another way. There will always be a price to pay, but that is part of living.
Once we recognize that we are the only ones with the power to change our minds, we will find that it provides us with great strength. With that simple realisation, we gain the strength to face the next challenge, and to choose what we will.
If we are too weak, we blow away. If we are too strong, we are broken by the storm. If we are flexible like the willow, we can be strong and still yield when it is appropriate.
Think about this as you go about your daily business.