The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali offer us signposts to guide our way. The sutra below has been one of my favourites for many years and I refer to it often. I offer it here, simply translated with no commentary. I leave it to you, to sit with, reflect on it, how it may apply to you.
Patanjali”s Yoga Sutra I.33:
maitri karuna mudito peksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam
This four-fold attitude to life’s vicissitudes offers us some Keys to Peace.
“By cultivating attitudes of:
1) friendliness toward the happy,
2) compassion for the unhappy,
3) delight in the virtuous,
4) disregard toward the wicked,
the consciousness becomes serene and benevolent.”