Happiness is the consequence of a life well lived, not a goal to be chased after

Consciously seeking happiness, continuously checking and comparing happiness level, is a good recipe for unhappiness.

It’s okay to feel bad.

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Entertaining mind

When we feel drowsy or there is lack of attention, then we can learn this about ourselves: that without having some entertainment in the mind, we go to sleep.

The mind wants to be entertained. It wants to read a book, watch television, do some work, anything to be occupied and entertained. It cannot be happy and concentrated just on its own.

– Ayya Khema