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May 31, 2015

No Such Thing As Happiness

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Happiness is fleeting. As a monk once said, “Happiness is knowing that there is no such thing as happiness.” Chasing happiness can be like a horse being drawn to a barn on fire.  It should know better, but it can’t help itself. A horse should run free on the plains, free to go where it pleases. Remember that all that glitters is not gold and a mirage is only one step away as one distances themselves from the road of the Dao. It is all too easy to take a misstep and find yourself tumbling down a ravine.