Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What's Not Wrong?

More from Thich Nhat Hanh...

He once said that we are very caught up in what is wrong all the time. He suggested that we ask ourselves, "What's not wrong?" 

In other words, we can choose happiness in our lives rather than suffering simply by looking around us and seeing how beautiful this day is right now. Just feeling this breath coming in and going out can bring us a lot of happiness.
The secret to happiness is happiness itself. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, the wonder of our breathing. We don't have to travel anywhere else to do so. We can be in touch with these things right now. (From Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life.)

1 comment:

  1. Dammit, Roger, you ruined a perfectly good bout of aggrieved self-pity with this post! Thanks, as always.