and everyday mode of consciousness
being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
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.
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 www.allposters.com
"Autumn Barn" by Michael Humphries