6 Jan 2013

The Key to Happiness

A Zen master was asked "What is the key to happiness?" His answer was one single word: attention. I have found out that he was right.
When I pay attention to all the little details of my life, I see how I'm surrounded by miracles all the time. It makes me deeply happy to enjoy the smiling face of a baby on the tram, the moonlight through bare branches, the soft purring of a cat. I just have to pay attention.
And when I pay full attention to other beings, there is love. Because attention is not only the key to happiness, it is also the key to love.

Paying attention to the glittering snow

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