Happiness Musings

If we set aside time each day to be in a peaceful environment, to walk in nature, or even just to look at a flower or the sky, then that beauty will penetrate us and feed our love and our joy. – Thích Nhất Hạnh

Sitting also can be very enjoyable. Sitting and doing nothing. Just enjoying your sitting, enjoying your breathing. Feel that you are alive. — “Sitting, Resting, and Not Worrying

A wise old owl lived in an oak,
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

“A Blessing to Forget and to Remember”
Always remember to forget the things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember the things that make you glad.
Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.
Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

“Mediation is not trying to escape from life, it is not trying to reach a Utopian state of mind, nor is it a question of mental gymnastics. Mediation is just trying to see what “is”. – Chögyam Trungpa

“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.” – Thomas Paine

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Seneca

“One of the best ways to make myself happy is to make other people happy.
One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy myself.”

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us”. Old Chinese Proverb

I once heard the saying…. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift and it is why this moment is called the Present. So listen, look, taste, touch and breathe the Present.

“Let us be thankful to the people who bring us happiness; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

“When you awake each morning, take a moment to reflect about the kind of life you want to have. Then, consciously choose to have a happy life – one filled with good health, love, laughter and prosperity. Begin each day focused on the things you can do make this your reality.”

“When you first begin working towards something you want in life, sticking to your goals can be a challenge. If you feel like giving up, remember that it might not always be easy, but with time it will come to you with ease.”

“Optimist – someone who acknowledges what can go wrong but expects things to go right.”

“Find time each day to experience five minutes of silence. Walk away from your computer, mute your cellphone, close your eyes and just breathe.”

“Each of us has a different journey in life. Don’t judge someone else for his.”