Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Non Ownership of Happiness

"Just imagine to yourself that the purpose of your life is your happiness only - and then life becomes a cruel and senseless thing. You have to embrace what the wisdom of humanity, your intellect and your heart all tell you - that the meaning of life is to serve the divine will which sent you into this world: then life will become a constant joy."
-Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy reading, by Ilya Repin


Kathleen said...

As ever, thank you.

jeronimus said...

Hi Kathleen. It's a good one to remember. Sometimes when we feel down it's just because we have reduced happiness to a very limited sphere.