4 Key Steps to Finding True Happiness and Peace, According to Zen Buddhism

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4) Finding the Road to Happiness

While things like money, power and success bring some people happiness, those things tend to be temporary relief. True happiness does not exist outside oneself, you have to find it within. From the practices of mindfulness, compassion and meditation, a road will open up to happiness. This happiness is renewable, it is under your control and power.

Perhaps Andy Rooney says it best:

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.

If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are

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