The Simple Path to Happiness

There are plenty of reasons for you to be happy right now.. if you recognize these conditions you can stop running rignt now” Thich Nhat Hahn.

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

In this wonderful video, the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn explains how by simply being more mindful and present we can find happiness right now.

He notes that becoming more aware of the world around us can make us happier:

To experience the blue sky above your head is to come in contact with one of the wonders of life

The beauty of this approach is that there is no need to strive and struggle for a promise of a better future.  Living in each moment we can find huge satisfaction even in the most mundane tasks…

If you know the art of mindfulness, washing dishes can be a wonderful experience

Please enjoy the video

Over to you

What simple things do you appreciate?

How do you find contentment?

What happens when you stop struggling so hard?

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  1. Phil
    November 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I love Thich Nhat Hahn’s outlook on life – finding contentment and appreciation in the simple things around us. He finds the extraordinary in the ordinary.

    What do you think about the ideas in this video?

  2. November 18, 2010 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    I find the more I try to savor the moment, the more moments I find to savor.
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