Monday, October 15, 2007

Happiness and peace of mind

You might like to take a look at a little article called simply "The Physical and Mental Benefits of Daily Meditation". Here's one paragraph:
Is there anybody who does not, in some way, seek after happiness? Meditation takes us to the source of happiness, which is to be found in our own peace of mind. If we have no peace of mind and are constantly attacked by negative thoughts, happiness will remain elusive, no matter how successful we are on an outer plane. It is perhaps hard to imagine that happiness can occur from the simple act of being. However, if we can meditate with a still mind, we will discover an unexpected source of happiness within our own self. Meditation shows us that happiness is not dependent on outer circumstances, but on our inner attitude.
Really, our inner attitude is the only thing we can always choose. Everything else is subject to the ordinary (and sometimes not so ordinary) vicissitudes of life.

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