Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cheng Yen: “Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.”

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“Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.” -Cheng Yen

You can’t hold onto this moment. You can fill with whatever you choose–people, places, things, and dreams. But the only thing that’s certain in life is that the next moment is uncertain. Sometimes it will look a lot like the one before; sometimes it will look completely different.

You can never predict what you’ll gain and lose. That doesn’t have to be frightening–not if you use this as motivation to fully experience and enjoy what’s in front of you.

Notice the joy in your day instead of dwelling on yesterday’s pain. Experience the beauty of the world around you instead of worrying it won’t be there tomorrow. Give yourself credit for all that you’ve done instead of questioning whether it’s enough. Appreciate and enjoy the people you love instead of drowning in petty dramas.

Live this moment like it’s a gift, not a given and then embrace the next one.

This moment will never come again, and it’s yours to fully enjoy.

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