“You don’t want… until it’s too late, and then you want. And of course, you’re miserable both times. Just let go of both wanting and not wanting, and you will experience peaceful contentment like the flower in the field.” ~Tenzin Jampa
When you wake up in the morning, have as your first thought, that you are alive. Then, you will automatically associate the thought you are grateful because you are alive in your subconsciousness, and always have a background radiation of calm and serenity, and the holy sacred.
It is when you just stare into whatever is in front of you, and have no attachment with it whatsoever. There is absolutely no thought, no feeling, no emotion, yet a very calm serene solitude in contentment. It’s like a sun star that is simply brilliantly giving off life giving light and heat into the universe, creating all life on planet Earth, for example.
“Success is not a simple matter; it cannot be determined merely by the amount of money and material possessions you have. The meaning of success goes far deeper. It can only be measured by the extent to which your inner peace and mental control enable you to be happy under all circumstances. That is real success.” -Paramahansa Yogananda