The Dalai Lama teaches many valuable lessons. He presents his formula for happiness this way:
“Contentment is key. If you have contentment without material things, you are truly rich. Without it, even if you are a billionaire, you will not have happiness.”
Our ad and commercial filled world keeps telling us that we need things – new things, bigger things. I try to ask: Did my grandmother need this? Can I live without it? Keeping life simple is hard, but it’s also the path to contentment and peace, which is more important than the next new thing. Do you need “it” to be happy. Probably not.