• Heir to your own karma doesn't mean 'You get what you deserve.' I think it means 'You get what you get.' Bad things happen to good people. My happiness depending on my action means, to me, that it depends on my action of choosing compassion--for myself as well as for everyone else--rather than contention. [p.61]

    Sylvia Boorstein, Ph.D. (2008). “Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life”, p.40, Ballantine Books