These are Buddhist sayings that I find comforting and I turn to when I'm feeling distraught over my problems with my family and friends; i.e. their not believing me about CFS/FMS, their mistreatment of me over the years etc... I want to share these sayings with all of you and I hope you can find comfort in these ideas too: "Look at the world as a mirage, as a bubble floating in front of you. See it like this and death will have no fear for you, and will not be attached to the world." "You are criticized if you talk too much. You are criticized if you talk too little. You are criticized if you talk just enough. No one escapes criticism." "There are those who see right as wrong and wrong as right. These people are on the wrong path." "Live your life in happiness, even though those around you live their lives in hatred and wish to spread their antipathy to you. Be happiness itself." "The mind that stays focused when everything around it is crazy, giving in neither to passion nor sadness; this is a true blessing." "Who ranks as the Highest? One who does not harm anything. One who never retaliates. One who is always at peace regardless of the other person's disposition." "Emotional ties bring only sadness and fear. Avoid attachment in emotion and you avoid sadness and fear." "If you find yourself with no support on the spiritual path, then walk on alone. There is no point in trying to learn from those who have nothing to teach." "It is better to spend time with the wise and enlightened, rather than with fools." "Do not serve the foolish, but look after the wise. Honor those worthy of honor. This is a true blessing."