Happiness: Matthew Ricard



“In brief, the goal of life is a deep state of well-being and wisdom at all moments, accompanied by love for every being.

True happiness arises from the essential goodness that wholeheartedly desires everyone to find meaning in their lives.

It is a love that is always available, without showiness or self-interest.

The immutable simplicity of a good heart.”

Another excerpt:

“Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things.”




My two cents: Happiness is an internal way of living, being.

External stimuli does not have the final say on our happiness.

We decide.

Some people with very little to call their own are happy.

How can that be?



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