Take the direct route to happiness: Drop all concern with past and future.
There’s more joy in austerity than pleasure in indulgence. Austerity decides wisely, neither anticipates nor regrets, refrains from unnecessary action, keeps the body clean, lean and relaxed, and maintains a bit in the mouth of the mind.
Have you ever wondered who you are underneath all of the Post It notes? The memories and the anticipations? Well, if you are not thinking anything, and if you are not doing anything, and if you have not a single emotion, that’s you! That’s you, fresh, clean and glistening, without elaboration, midrash, doodles, to-do lists, career plans, test results or graffiti.
Absolute awareness. Pure intelligence. Universal intelligence.
You are not in the universe. You are the universe.