“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Post written by Leo Babauta.
This morning I found myself lying around, enjoying a lazy weekend with my wife and kids, basking in the peaceful simplicity of today.
It’s in these moments that I find not only my greatest happiness, but my purpose in life.
I am here not to achieve or even to change the world, but simply to live. Life is a gift, and I’m happy to accept every moment of it.
And so, in this spirit, I thought I’d dig through my archives and share a few favorite posts, to help others find this peace.
A lot of Zen Habits readers are new, and haven’t taken the time to peruse the 800+ posts I’ve written. Shame on you! :)
12 Classic Posts You Might Not Have Read
Don’t read these all at once:
- Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Life of Contentment
- The Four Laws of Simplicity, and How to Apply Them to Life
- The Cure for What Ails You: How to Beat the Misery of Discontentment
- 30 Things to Do to Keep From Getting Bored Out of Your Skull at Work
- A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices
- 9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) in Your Work
- 10 Simple Ways to Live a Less Stressful Life
- 15 Tips for Becoming as Patient as Job
- 12 Practical Steps for Learning to Go With the Flow
- Calm as a Monk: How Equanimity Can Save Your Sanity
- The Many Paths to Simplicity
- The Magical Power of Focus
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~Lao Tzu