Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Sometimes we take quite a journey-physically
or mentally or emotionally-when the very love
and happiness we want so much can be found by
just sitting down. We spend our lives searching
for something we think we don't have, something
that will make us happy. But the key to our
deepest happiness lies in changing our vision of
where to seek it. As the great Japanese poet and
Zen master Hakuin said, "Not knowing how near
the Truth is, people seek it far away. What
a pity! They are like one who, in the midest of
".water, cries out in thirst so imploringly

From Loving kindness-The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
by Sharon Salzberg

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