"I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion, and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed." -Dalai Lama
so true...pause and notice thoughts...your thoughts can create a story, your feelings hitch onto the story and then you react to the story as if it is true...instead become aware of the thoughts and stay in the present moment...you always have a choice about how to respond.