10 Dec
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What Do I Really Need?

Today’s post from the Kindness Handbook, by Sharon Salzberg:

“What do I really need right now, in this moment, to be happy? The world offers us many answers to that question: You need a new car and a new house and a new relationship and… But do we really?

“What do I lack right now? Does anything need to change in order for me to be happy? What do I really need? 

“….As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life–delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay–I hold this question as a guiding light: ‘What do I really need right now to be happy?’

“What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection, and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way.”


(photo by Jenifer Altman, from For the Love of Light, published by Chronicle Books


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