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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Acquiring Happiness...

"To acquire happiness you don't have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired. Does anybody know why? Because we have it already. How can you acquire what you already have? Then why don't you experience it? Because you've got to drop something. You've got to drop illusions. You don't have to add anything in order to be happy; you've got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It's only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, your cravings."

Anthony de Mello (1931 - 1987)
Jesuit priest

How true! People often allow their lives to be seduced by the noises of the world. Our human condition is such that we are always tied up in the status quo; anxious about everything. Despite our worldly pursuits of the so-called "success", our hearts seem restless...

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