Perhaps the greatest contribution the Tibetan Buddhist teachings make to the modern world is that they show us how to understand and alleviate the suffering of our mind.
When we are unable to conquer our mind, we become the victim of our own thoughts and emotions. If we have good thoughts, we think we are good; if we have bad thoughts, we think we are bad.
But when we see beyond our thoughts and understand the essence of mind, then we are the masters of our own minds. We also find the confidence and courage to face our difficulties. Mind is the root of everything; so if we work with our mind, happiness is ours.