I had a pretty fantastic weekend, made up of really good moments with some people that are very special to me. Despite having another health mishap today, I am still basking in the after glow of talking and laughing and hugging and just enjoying my time with them. Then I saw this, and it seemed a perfect way to express how I feel:
“Discovering real goodness comes from appreciating very simple experiences. We are not talking about how good it feels to make a million dollars or finally graduate from college or buy a new house, but we are speaking here of the basic goodness of being alive — which does not depend on our accomplishments or fulfilling our desires. We experience glimpses of goodness all the time, but we often fail to acknowledge them. When we see a bright color, we are witnessing our own inherent goodness. When we hear a beautiful sound, we are hearing our own basic goodness. When we step out of the shower, we feel fresh and clean, and when we walk out of a stuffy room, we appreciate the sudden whiff of fresh air. These events take a fraction of a second, but they are real experiences of goodness.”
~ Chogyam Trungpa.