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Quote: Diligent Joy

" This is a practice i've come to call 'Diligent joy'.

As i focus on Diligent Joy, i also keep remembering a simple idea my friend Darcy told me once-- that all all the sorrow and trouble of this world is caused by unhappy people. Not only in the big Hitler 'n' Stalin picture, but also on the smallest personal level.  Even in my own life, i can see exactly where my episodes of unhappiness have brought suffering or distress or (at very least) inconvenience to those around me.

The search for contentment is, therefore, not merely a self- preserving and self benefiting act, but also a generous gift to the world. Clearing out your misery gets you out of the way. You cease being an obstical, not only to yourself but to anyone else. "

Eat, pray, love. Elizabeth Gilbert