Happiness is the result of inner maturity. It depends on us alone, and requires patient work, carried out from day to day. Happiness must be built, and this requires time and effort. In the long term, happiness and unhappiness are therefore a way of being, or a life skill.
— Matthieu Ricard (via catherinemacmillan)
It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.
— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings (via jaheira)