Trying to find peace and fulfillment from things will yield temporary results. True peace and lasting fulfillment can only be found within.
"Well, when I was eight years old, I remember thinking that the one experience I wanted was peace. I always grew up thinking that if I really had a job that served other people, that if I had enough money, that if I had a nice car that didn't break down, that I got to travel, have friends, get to go to lots of fun parties, that I would have a great life and be really happy and fulfilled. And that would be it and I go on and have kids and they'd have a great life. And I still had a really deep yearning inside me that was unfulfilled, that just felt unhappy. Before I found meditation I had everything in the material world, and I still was really not deeply fulfilled. M
editation shifted the way that I perceive the world. My experiences, myself and other people, nothing that I acquired, the outside world actually never was able to do that, even though it seemed like it would. Whenever I'm able to be still I get to experience peace and love and joy and all the qualities I've always looked for."
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