Posted on Dec 01, 2012 by lavaleaf
"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbec
Most of us seem to think that things will make us happy. If we only had a better job or a better house, we could be happy. If we could only weigh a little less or have a little more muscle, we could be happy. But have you ever seen an old monk or nun with a smile on their face that radiates inner happiness? These are people who've sworn off possessions and social status and yet they're happy. That's because happiness isn't a destination. Once you make $1 million, you still won't be happy because you won't have $2 million. Happiness doesn't depend on having something, it's a state of being. Today, stop focusing on what you want out of life, and start paying attention to your own self. You can be happy just watching the time pass, or listening to a bird chirp. All you have to do is let go of the ideas about what makes you happy that you're holding on to.