Can you ever picture an unhappy person whose mind is peaceful?
Hindu and Buddhist philosophy equates happiness with a peaceful mind. Happiness is our default state – one that we return to when our mind is absolutely still.
We often experience bursts of mental stillness. When we’re engrossed in work or in play, our worldly concerns temporarily disappear. When we stand on a sea-cliff and take in the ocean’s magnificence, our worries and fears dissolve in a pool of insignificance. When we’re deep asleep, we are completely unaware of every mental torment that wakefulness brings.
The most ecstatic of life’s moments occur when our mind is silenced. What we all seek is peace from mind.