This is what the Buddha called the greatest happiness: to know peace unchanged by changing conditions.

There is no agenda other than to be awake, nowhere to get to, no special state to look out for or to try to attain.

Equanimity is a calm, grounded, open mind that has room to hold all of our experiences, including our own and others’ need and pain.

To truly walk the Middle Way of the Buddha, to avoid the extremes of addiction and self-hatred, we must walk in friendship with ourselves as well as with all beings.

Our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.

Sitting meditation is a way for us to return home and give full attention and care to ourselves.