If you wait and endure restlessness ~ Ajahn Sumedho

When you try to get rid of fear or anger, what happens? You just get restless or discouraged and have to go eat something or smoke or drink or do something else. But if you wait and endure restlessness, greed, hatred, doubt, despair, and sleepiness, if you observe these conditions as they cease and end, you will attain a kind of calm and mental clarity, which you will never achieve if you’re always going after something else.

Ajahn Sumedho

from the book The Mind and the Way: Buddhist Reflections on Life