Where is happiness? Those who peddles? Who sells it? These are existential questions, though apparently may seem like another. Today, as your Lama freelance Metropolitan, I would share other city Zen wisdom. Stay strong, the Happiness is free.
Yes, I know, it seems impossible, even I believe it, then I meditated for years, and years, in the most popular outlets, from the most famous hairdressers, I made my way from workaholic, and finally I tried fulfillment in family life by becoming a perfect Desperate housewife. In my wanderings among the human experience exist, as every metropolitan Siddhartha that is agreed, I sought happiness in shopping, in looks, in study, in work, in the partners, in the family, in the ‘abstinence from shopping, in’ abstinence from partners, in ‘abstinence from work … well it’s called vacation and in fact it is not happiness is the one that comes closest. Strange to say, happiness is like a fine dust, volatile, just a movement and flies away, would you grab it, with all the forces of being, because it is the most beautiful thing in the world, but invariably disappears, only to reappear when least expect it, alighting on your soul once again. Then you stand still, close your eyes and pray that lasts forever. Of course, it ends. So let’s put some order, how can you do? There is a method, a little formula math? In fact for thousands of years there is someone acquainted with the facts, he knows the answers. But how, you say, and we know nothing? Nothing of the “Corriere della Sera”? master anything? I know, you’re right, I do not fail to see it myself. But in Tibet, there are age-old teachings about it, of course, not only in Tibet, but now let’s talk about what seem to me the most rational. Ah yes, as close relatives of Ulysses, Galileo’s great-grandchildren, and distant cousins of Copernicus, if there is a logic goes down even a modicum of wisdom. And if the wisdom is empirical can we expect to consider it. But so much so that he found something suitable to the task. I do not tell you everything right away otherwise I do not know what to write about in future posts. First rule the Happiness is free, so if your wife says to you, ‘Give me your credit card, so I will be happy “naturally give her to him, if you want to survive, but it has nothing to do with happiness. And the second rule, you will not like, happiness is transient, impermanent. Third rule, happiness does not depend on anyone but themselves. With this I have said everything. Then diligently applying my own Zen sutra city, Saturday I got on the tram, the second, which lazily snapping meters of bumpy cobblestones of the waterway, I enjoyed every minute of the journey, I got off in Corso Garibaldi, I walked slowly, wandering, and they are arrived in Piazza Del Carmine one of the most beautiful squares in my opinion, I found a kiosk that makes smoothies, I had a chat with the guy shakes. With my precious gift I strolled to the fruit, tasted windows, tasted flowered balconies, nibble architecture Milanese corners, hidden and unexpected. I rode in a state of peace and serenity to the pedestrian area, covered by the silence, quiet and sunny. I went to Piazza San Simpliciano, another gem, I turned in via Palermo and amazement I found this written on the wall:
I watched you change you in
You gave me life, now show me how to live
Nail my hand from my creator, you gave me life now show me how to live
And in your waiting hands I will land and roll out of my skin. And in your final hours
I will stand ready to begin.
And I watched a change in you, It’s like you never had wings
Now you feel so alive. I’ve watched you change in you.
My ride continued to Via Solferino, Via dell’Orso, including windows, flowers, balconies, sun and reflections …
I’ve watched you change in you …… A moment of happiness for free.