...well worth watching
must read up a bit about stoicism too
He essentially discovered that stoicism could be used as a tool to help his mind make the experience/perception of life endurable. It is the mind that makes it unendurable.
We cannot control events that occur in life, but we can control our response to those events.
To paraphrase Jack Benny: It's mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
("Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Jack Benny.)
The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp.
When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.
- Echkart Tolle.
It is probably hardest to perceive the truth of that Echkart Tolle quote if/when one's perception has been clouded by one's mind creating the illusory/illusionary state of Ahamkara.