Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Happiness

"The fact is that without inner peace and wisdom, we have nothing we need to be happy. Living on a pendulum between hope and doubt, excitement and boredom, desire and weariness, it's easier to fritter away our lives, bit by bit, without even noticing, running all over the place and getting nowhere. Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desire for outward things."

~Matthieu Ricard

2 comments:

Road-Block Blogger said...

I have to agree with that. It makes so much sense that every person, in my opinion, can relate to in one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

No matter whether you are a believer or a non-believer, religious or not religious, a Christian, Hindu, or a scientist, black or white, an Easterner or a Westerner, the most important thing to know is your own mind and how it works.
–Lama Thubten Yeshe