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Happiness Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every moment with love, grace, and gratitude. ~Denis Waitley On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do. ~Eckhart Tolle The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness. ~William Saroyan No feeling is final. ~Rainer Maria Rilke Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. ~Ramana Maharshi Happiness is simple. Everything we do to find it is complicated. ~Karen Maezen Miller To be truly happy and contented, you must let go of what it means to be happy or content. ~Confucius Cease looking for flowers! There blooms a garden in your own home. While you look for trinkets The treasure house awaits you in your own being. ~Rumi The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp. ~John Berry Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. ~Anthony Robbins My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right? ~Charles Schulz We carry within us the wonders we seek without us. ~Sir Thomas Browne I’d rather be happy than right. ~Hugh Prather We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness. ~David Weatherford All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. ~Horace Friess Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. ~Chuang Tse The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires. ~Seneca Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~John Barrymore People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. ~Ramona L. Anderson There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. ~Alexandre Dumas If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. ~Deepak Chopra The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. ~Charles L. Morgan If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy I have no money, no resources, no hope. I am the happiest man alive. ~Henry Miller If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. ~Kitaro Nishida Love, joy and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance. ~Eckhart Tolle Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great wealth. ~Eckhart Tolle Real happiness is so simple that most people do not recognize it. They think it comes from doing something on a big scale, from a big fortune, or from some great achievement, when, in fact, it is derived from the simplest, the quietest, the most unpretentious things in the world. ~ Orison S. Marden You never find happiness until you stop looking for it. ~Chang Tzu The sorrows of duty, Like the heat of the sun, Have scorched your heart. But let stillness fall on you With its sweet and cooling showers, And you will find happiness. ~Ashtavakra Gita 18:3 Joy is a mystery because it can happen anywhere, anytime, even under the most unpromising circumstances, even in the midst of suffering, with tears in its eyes. ~Frederich Buechner Through the orifice of silence, the whole geyser of Bliss, perpetually shoots up and flows over the soul. ~Paramahansa Yogananda Just allowing everything to be as it is, needing nothing in particular to happen is happiness. ~Roberta Weir True, absolute silence and true, absolute love are not different. Absolute silent awareness overflows with simple, fulfilled absolute love. Objects–people, nature, emotions–may or may not appear. Objects are not needed and they are welcomed. The joy of this full silence is uncaused and unlimited. Always here, always discovering itself. It is the treasure, and it is hidden only when we refuse to keep quiet and find out who we are. ~Gangaji Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances. ~unknown “Why is everyone here so happy except me?” “Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere,” said the Master. “Why don’t I see goodness and beauty everywhere?” “Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.” ~Anthony de Mello What is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. ~Albert Camus One has just to be oneself. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Why aren’t you happy? It’s because ninety-nine percent of everything you do, and think, and say, is for youself–and there isn’t one. ~Wu Wei Wu To be truly happy, be indifferent to life’s ups and downs. ~Takio Saito You don’t have to add anything in order to be happy; you’ve got to drop something. ~Anthony de Mello As you identify less and less with the “me”, you will be more at ease with everybody and with everything. Do you know why? Because you are no longer afraid of being hurt or not liked. You no longer desire to impress anyone. Can you imagine the relief when you don’t have to impress anybody anymore? Oh, what a relief. Happiness at last! ~Anthony de Mello Happiness is not in another place, but in this place not in another hour but in this hour. ~Walt Whitman Happiness in comfort is not real happiness. When you can be happy in the midst of hardship, then you see the true potential of the mind. ~Huanchu Daoren People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have. ~Richard Carlson But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? ~Albert Camus Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.~ Soren Kierkegaard Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness. ~Kathleen Pedersen Love is the master key that opens the gate of happiness. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. ~David Burns If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. ~Kitarp Nishida If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.~ Josh Billings How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart. ~Nikos Kazantzakis Happiness always look small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. ~Maxim Gorky