Finding Happiness

When we pursue the objects of sensual desire,
such as money, fame, power, and sex,
we are not able to produce true happiness.

Rather, we create a great deal of suffering for ourselves and for others.

Human beings are full of desires.

Day and night, they run after these desires, and therefore they are not free.
If they are not free, they do not feel at ease and they do not feel happy.
If we have few desires, we are satisfied with a simple, wholesome life
and we have the time to live deeply every moment of daily life
and to love and look after our dear ones.

That is the secret of true happiness.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo by Woodland Gnome

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