October 11, 2010

Happy...


Something John Lennon said has always stuck with me..."when I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life ".  We spend so much time in life focusing on so many other things that often the pursuit of happiness, and the state of simply being happy becomes out of focus. What is happiness is a question we seldom stop to think about...A man by the name of Matthieu Ricard who is the French interpreter for the Dali Lama put it this way..."happiness is a way of being rather than an endless search for experience. Pleasure is fine but depends on things that are subject to change: people, places and things. Happiness is more a durable state, its inner freedom, inner strength and inner peace. The more you experience happiness the more durable it becomes ".

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