One blog I enjoy is Samira’s Notebook . The other day she listed Happy Quotes which were amusing as well as happy. But number 3 caught my eye and mind. It was a quote attributed to Audrey Hepburn ”The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy. It’s all that matters.’
A few months ago I did a meditation with a Buddhist monk who, at one point, said something about The Purpose is finding Happiness.
None of this feels right to me. I believe happiness is a lovely thing to have but is transient and comes and goes. Life is hard, has challenges, and it is the moments of happiness or joy that strengthen us for the inevitable storms. I think the Most Important thing is something else, but I am not sure I can adequately explain it.
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