"If you would contract, you must first expand.
If you would weaken, you must first strengthen.
If you would overthrow, first you must rise up.
If you would take, first you must give."
Dalai Lama If we have a positive mental attitude, then even when surrounded by hostility, we shall not lack inner peace. On the other hand, if our mental attitude is more negative, influenced by fear, suspicion, helplessness, or self-loathing, then even when surrounded by our best friends, in a nice atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, we shall not be happy.