There’s an ancient Hindu story about the gods arguing over where they should keep the secret of happiness. Afraid that humans didn’t deserve or couldn’t handle this secret, they debated where to hide it. At first they considered putting at the top of a high, high mountain, but reasoned that humans would eventually be able to find it. Likewise, they might find it in the darkest forests or at the bottom of the ocean. Finally, an idea struck one of the gods:
“I know the perfect place. We will hide the secret of happiness in the deepest depths of their own hearts. They will never bother to look there.”
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It’s not easy to find the secret of happiness and fulfillment. But you have the ability to do it; the answer lies within you.