Saying that one should be patient and withstand trouble,
doesn’t mean one should be defeated and overcomed.
The whole purpose of engaging in the practice of patience
is to become stronger in mind, stronger in heart.
And you also want to remain calm.
If you lose patience
and your brain becomes confused with emotion,
you will lose the power to analyze
and figure out how to overcome
the negative force that is opposing you.
- His Holiness The Dalai Lama