“All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart.” (Kazantzakis, Zorbas the Greek)
Those words touch my heart every time I read them. Not because they display a grande master plan of how a person can attain happiness, but because of exactly the opposite.
It shows how easy it is to experience happiness, to feel content, to live more and to worry less. All it takes is a frugal heart.
Kazantzakis quotes his own kind of personal paradise as part of the above quote: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. These are the few components that elevate his spirits and fill his heart. So simple and so unbelievably easy.
Maybe this does not sum up happiness for you. Maybe you do not like wine, or you are allergic to chestnuts. Maybe you do like the sea but instead you prefer the tundra or the savanna. Maybe the sound of the sea bears no sentimental charge for you. But you should have a sound that unlocks you happy place gates.
Happiness can be easily achieved with 3 or 4 components. If you find yours, you will be able to fully experience it and to live for that specific moment.
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