Are your conditions for happiness primarily external? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has a message for you. The Dalai Lama’s right-hand man explains that the mind is malleable and happiness can be learned and measured:
He finishes with this quote:
“Mind training matters. That this is not just a luxury, this is not a supplementary vitamin for the soul. This is something that is going to determine the quality of every instant of our lives. […] We spend surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most: the way our mind functions, which ultimately determines the quality of our experience.”
» The Independent has a short article on Matthieu Ricard.
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