“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” 
― Willa Cather


Happiness by Lama Gendun Rinpoche 

Happiness cannot be found 
through great effort and willpower, 
but is already here, right now, 
in relaxation and letting go. 
Don't strain yourself, there is nothing to do. 
Whatever arises in the mind 
has no importance at all, 
because it has no reality whatsoever. 

Don't become attached to it. Don't pass judgement. 
Let the game happen on its own, 
emerging and falling back - without changing anything - 
and all will vanish and begin anew, without end. 
Only our searching for happiness prevents us from seeing it. 
It is like a rainbow which you run after without ever catching it. 
Although it does not exist, it has always been there 
and accompanies you every instant. 
Don't believe in the reality of good and bad experiences; 
they are like rainbows. 
Wanting to grasp the ungraspable you exhaust yourself in vain. 
As soon as you relax this grasping, 
there is space - open, inviting and comfortable. 
So make use of it. Everything is already yours. 
Search no more, 
Don't go into the inextricable jungle 
looking for the elephant who is already quietly at home. 

Nothing to do, 
nothing to force, 
nothing to want 
and everything happens by itself.

Montreal 2011