"The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves." - Bill Mollison

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Secret of True Happiness


I often wonder if true happiness is simply finding contentment. I truly believe that if one can have peace of mind in the moment, content with what is, you will have achieved what people call happiness. Try spending a whole day carefully looking around in utter amazement at the things that are and pondering how they could possibly exist, it is a most interesting place to go.


I always find contentment when I am free from the things of man, although one has to blur their eyes to achieve that these days. We spent a couple hours hiking in the mountains yesterday, here are a few of the things we noticed.

4 comments:

Silke said...

Thanks for this glimpse into a part of the world still mostly untouched! It's easy to be in awe when seeing the perfection and absolute beauty found in nature's little miracles! Silke

Mr. H said...

Silke,

They really are miracles aren't they, such perfection far beyond the scope of anything man could possibly ever hope to create.

Mike

randi said...

stunning!

Mr. H said...

Thanks Randi,

"One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books. See how willingly Nature poses herself upon photographers' plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul." - John Muir

Mike

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