If you are alert and mindful then you will not chase happiness and pleasures, for they eventually bring pain. Sooner we shift our focus from external happiness to inner awakening better for us. How long can we live in the illusion that things outside will be set right and I will be happy! Outside world is fleeting images of change, once you live from inside the illusion changes into illumination allowing you for the first time to realise the celebration that is life!
~~Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa~~