"Right view is vital to the intelligent pursuit of happiness. We are not talking about right view in terms of one person’s or one group’s views being superior to another’s. Right view refers to the harmony of the Knowing Mind with the nature of the phenomena as they actually are. How we view the world shapes how we act and feel in it. If we view the cosmos as personally hostile towards us, or disappointing, or meaningless, we are bound to be haunted by an anxiety which lurks in the dark recesses of our minds and periodically erupts into consciousness with disabling intensity. If we view existence as benevolent or at least benign, it is easier for us to relax into it; we might be more tolerant, more grateful, more gracious and less inclined to be thrown off balance into the pain of negative emotions."
- Ron Leifer