Happiness is awakening to the question "Who is happy, who is unhappy, who lives, and who dies?" True happiness is uncaused, arising from the very nature of being itself. —Adyashanti, “Conceptions of Happiness” Photo credit: "Happy Dog Max," moonjazz, 2014.
“Great peace of mind is realized only in the practice within this unpeaceful mind,” [Kodo Sawaki] says. The peace you seek is already there. Peace and silence is the ground upon which your noisy unpeaceful mind rests. It’s there underneath all of the noise. And it’s far bigger than the noise, the way that the planet Earth is much bigger than you who are sitting on it. -- Brad Warner, "Peace of Mind," 17 Sep 2019 Photo credit: "earth," Beth Scupham, 2012.
Whatever the problem, compulsively thinking about it doesn't help. It seals your fate. – Shozan Jack Haubner What are you noticing about thinking too much? Photo credit: "Think!" Yudis Asnar, 2007.