After close to a year of working hard on these three areas I found myself on the other side of any despair, worry, anxiety, depression, and all of those other nasty terms that we like to put on ourselves. Instead, I was taking control of my life and realizing that nothing in this world can control me. I can only control myself and my own emotions. All of these things that I thought where making me feel down or sad or mad were not really doing anything. It was all me. I learned that the only suffering that is in my life is caused by myself and my mind. Sure, things bad happen in life, but good things do too. I am now able to ride that wave with sincerity and compassion to keep myself on the middle way. That makes life quite simple and extremely fulfilling no matter the situation in front of me.