The Art of Happiness

I have been reading "The Art of Happiness" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am actually quite enjoying the book. This is the second one of his books that I have read. The first one I read was "Becoming Enlightened". I highly recommend these books no matter what religion you claim. The Dalai Lama's view is that he does not want you to become a Buddhist, he wants you to take the simple information about inner happiness and peace, then apply it to your religion. Which I think is awesome, especially since you really NEVER hear that from christian authors. They just want to convert you!

What I have gotten from this book so far is to just be happy with what you have right now. Don't go looking for things or people that you hope will make you happy because "we don't need more money, we don't need greater success or fame, we don't need the perfect body or even the perfect mate - right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness." So today on Sunday the start of another week, don't go look for happiness in others or material things this week, be happy with yourself. If you find yourself where you are confused about whether something will make you happy, ask yourself...Will it bring me happiness? Seek happiness inside yourself!!!

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