Rinpoche on the Art of Happiness
by bryan maynard
Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower,
But is already there in relaxation and letting go.
Don’t strain yourself.
There is nothing to do…
Let the game happen on its own, springing up and falling back….without changing anything
And all will vanish and reappear, without end…
Waiting to grasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain
As soon as you relax this grasping, space is there, open inviting and comfortable.
So make use of it. All is yours already. Don’t search any further.
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.