The Dalai Lama

Outward attainment will not bring real inner joyfulness. We must look inside.

We can rejoice in the good fortune of others when we open our hearts to experience their joy as our own.

No dark fate determines the future. We do. Each day and each moment, we are able to create and re-create our lives and the very quality of human life on our planet.

Joy is the happiness that does not depend on what happens. It is the grateful response to the opportunity that life offers you at this moment. – Brother Steindl-Rast