By cultivating the awareness of ‘being mode’ … we can sidestep the cascade of mental events that draws us down into depression.

Negative thoughts are part of the landscape of depression. There is nothing personal about them.

The Dalai Lama’s ability to focus on what has been enriching about life in exile rather than all that has been lost has allowed him to go beyond sadness, grief and even despair.

Even a little bit of mindfulness brought to a single moment can break the chain of events that leads to persistent unhappiness.