6 Apr 2012 - QA 4

Jai Gurudev, are the bad things in our life also grace?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

If you look from a broader perspective, you will see, those incidences which were painful has given you some depth and made you more mature. So the painful incidences give you depth and maturity.
Whenever you are unhappy you should surrender. Usually when you are angry you say, ‘I give up!’

So you should have the power to drop things when you are unhappy, and power to do service when you are happy. Service in happiness and renunciation in unhappiness.