To be Happy and at Peace

To be at peace and content is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When likes and dislikes are not present everything becomes clear and simple. Make the smallest distinction, however, and you will be exiled from the realm of eternal happiness which is your birthright.

If you wish to be happy and at peace, then hold no opinions for or against anyone or anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is a conditioned habit of the mind. It is a recipe for misery. When we allow things to be as they are, things allow us to be as we are, and the peace and happiness that is our nature emerges effortlessly.

-Rupert Spira rendition of Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng- Tsan

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