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We all know that happiness is expressed in a school of belief, a judgment of the senses, that joyfully perspectives the that means of lifestyles within the very act of residing. If we sit back, if we go beyond our obsession with the longer term, if we reply to our current with the entire strength of cause and feeling, we can also be clever; we can also be at liberty. this day will by surprise develop into extra genuine than day after today, this hour extra vital than the long run we dream of. track: B'AYLE HAYADIEYIM (No. 22) hiking we can't get away the tyranny of time. we're the items of our previous and the creators of our destiny. The elusive current makes us worried and teases us with the possibility of achievement. To silly humans, difficulties are burdens, curses of the current to be brushed aside via the long run. they think that paintings and workout are painful costs they pay to stick alive. To clever humans, difficulties are possibilities, demanding situations to the longer term that supply intending to their current. we all know that we don't resolve difficulties to be able to reside. fairly, we are living with a purpose to remedy difficulties. Our dependancy to video games profoundly reveals-our nature. we like to create problem for the sake of problem. The fools may perhaps locate the key to hiking within the love of mountain tops. however the clever are by no means so naive. They be aware of that the price of the hiking is usually within the mountain climbing, and the worth of the sport is within the video game. music: LAMTSAPPEEM (No. fifty six) that means the main provocative and unsafe of all questions is the notice "why. " We occasionally ask it to stable function. "Why does the sunlight upward thrust within the east? " "Why do dwelling issues require water? " yet occasionally it's used blindly and to no objective. Anguished saints cry out, "Why should still we be compassionate to others? " "Why may still we be sincere with pals? " They ask the query as if the worth of the deed defined trusted the phrases of a few prior authority or the implications of a few destiny occasion, as if compassion and friendship derived their that means from a sense extra very important. yet those who find themselves alive to the current comprehend otherwise. They by no means ask "why" whilst "why" is beside the point. what's intrinsically precious is simply, eventually useful, and exists for its personal sake. Being type to others wishes no justification. It exudes its personal excitement and success. sincere friendship calls for neither the endorsement of the prior nor the testimony of the longer term to offer it that means. If it lives within the current, it wishes no explaining. It doesn't create achievement. it really is success. The which means of existence is happiness. but happiness isn't any far-off occasion which we attempt to accomplish, a few destiny bliss we undergo to get pleasure from. it's the delicate expertise of what's intrinsically beneficial within the the following and now. it's the specified excitement of supporting others, the wonderful thing about friendship, the joys of working, the thrill of studying, the exaltation in easy striving. Happiness isn't really, in fact, the objective of existence in any respect. it's the present of current adventure. tune: SHEEM'OO (No. eighty three) type The luster of existence is dulled by means of the too regular.