Oakville Zen Meditation

#182 Finding happiness: why it is so hard?

                             Do you know why it is so hard to stay happy all the time"?


1) Maybe it is because we refuse to accept then let go of the things that make us sad,
     angry, jealous, resentful and worried and for which there is almost no solution.  
    Accepting is not failing, it is the first step to control our emotions.
2) Maybe because we are living too much in the past & future, regretting the former
and worrying too much about the later.
3)  Maybe because we do not realize that everything is transient.
4)  Maybe because we want to control everything.
Above all:

Maybe because we don't realize that each new second, minute, hour and new day is a gift of life coming from somewhere.