Taking Misfortune as The Path
It is said that we are in degenerate times in which many things have degenerated: the life-span of beings, the pure views, and the increase in
the number of material objects or situations for the disturbing emotions
such as aggression, desire, attachment, jealously to increase. Rather than
thinking of situations as misfortunes, we should think of them as things
that help us on the path of the Dharma. These mind-training instructions
allow us to continue with whatever happens on the path to enlightenment.
-- Thrangu Rinpoche, The Seven Points of Mind-Training