There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
– The Dalai Lama

Almost every morning since last week, my mom has sent me text messages about mindfulness and living in the moment, and practicing Buddhist beliefs.

There have been many stirrings in my mind about happiness and how much it can rely on internal conditions (yet how many of us let it be destructed by external conditions), and relying on self for fulfillment. Reading the Dalai Lama’s teachings helps me to see the possibilities. It excites me to taste freedom in my mouth. With freedom comes fear, but I work on realizing that uncertainty can be positive.

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