The concentration on ‘impermanence’ helps free us from our tendency to live as though we and our loved ones will be here forever. The concentration on ‘non-craving’ is an opportunity to take time to sit down and figure out what true happiness really is. We discover that we already have more than enough conditions to be happy, right here in the present moment. And the concentration on ‘letting go’ helps us disentangle ourselves from suffering and transform and release painful feelings.
Thich Nhat Hanh
from the book The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now
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- We all want to understand and to love
- To be
- The art of creating a happy moment