Dalai Lama for President '08
photo love to the magnet from Whole Foods on our refrigerator
Something to stir your thought powders up with this fine Monday morning ( Hello! Is anyone else as overjoyed as we are about this fabulous fall weather? Halloween time iz de best time!) Anywayz, we thought the following passage from Eat Pray Love was interesting. Not exactamundo what we believe to be true, but provocative nonetheless. What do you hold to be true, strangers and non-strangers? Tell us. Expand your brain powders and let's chit and chat.
"...She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the worlds looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don't, you will leak away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis is passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to it's good attainments."