We are blind to the fact that the things we think we enjoy spring in fact from within ourselves, from our reaction to those things rather than the things themselves. Once you can grasp this concept, a new consciousness can arise.
A new car cannot make you happy, your reaction to the car can make you happy for a while, but it is your mind that is producing the happiness, not the car.
With that wisdom, we can begin to train the mind to be happy under all circumstances.
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