Why should we learn to be happy in whichever environment God has placed us in? Bhagawan explains and inspires us today!
The capacity to concentrate is a very useful qualification. You must watch vagaries of your own mind —how it travels, what objects it runs after, and, slowly, by meditation, teach it to stay still and to behave beneficially. Don’t worry about the unsatisfactory environment you may have. Of course, the place may have some drawbacks and may not be ideal. But it’s no use trying to run away from all that. You can overcome the drawbacks by training your own mind. Stay in your environment and pray to the Lord that He may fill you with His thoughts and His vision, making you ignore the defects of the environment! Do not seek comfort, for comfort might not be conducive to meditation. Learn to be comfortable in any place; that is better. Live in joy wherever you are; that is the way. Revel in the realm of your mind; worship in the mind the Lord you have chosen as your goal and be free of all the defects of the natural or human environment! Then, no spot can be irksome to you, nor will any place seem disgusting
– Dhyana Vahini, Ch 14.