Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Allowing Happiness to Change it's Form..."

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary
and everyday mode of consciousness
being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
~Iris Murdoch

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements in life,
when all we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
~Charles Kingsley

The art of living does not consist
in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness,
but in allowing happiness to change its form
without being disappointed by the change;
happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.
~Charles L. Morgan

illustration courtesy of
"Autumn Barn" by Michael Humphries

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