Happiness: Matthew Ricard

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We willingly spend a dozen years in school, then go on to college or professional training for several more; we work out at the gym to stay healthy; we spend a lot of time enhancing our comfort, our wealth, and our social status.
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We put a great deal into all this, and yet we do so little to improve the inner condition that determines the very quality of our lives.
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What strange hesitancy, fear, or apathy stops us from looking within ourselves, from trying to grasp the true essence of joy and sadness, desire and hatred?
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Fear of the unknown prevails, and the courage to explore that inner world fails at the frontier of our mind.
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A Japanese astronomer once confided to me: “It takes a lot of daring to look within”
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on July 8, 2016 at 12:57 am

    “For you reap what you sow: that is yours. Otherwise, this act of injustice is proved against you.” Rumi. Effort.

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