The Dalai Lama's teaching is significant and worth expanding on. Buddhist teaching is that we simply look beyond the suffering and the stories that tell who we are, and we will find the underlying reality. This is a valuable teaching.
I always go further than the Buddhists, though. Two thoughts occur to me.
1. If we can stop the flow of the stream of consciousness, we can also control which direction it flows.
2. Energy flows where we focus.
Mostly people focus on the external, constantly dispersing their energy into many things, weakening their life force.
Instead, I suggest we deliberately focus internally, so that our energy goes to our center, condenses there, and we fully embody our self. We practice to build energy from our center outward, and thus, we expand our life and our living. Health, peace, purpose and prosperity appear. – Christopher, March 31, 2019